Cinemeccanica & Barco expand D-Cinema roll-out in France

MUMBAI: Cinemeccanica and Barco have signed another digital cinema deployment deal in France. Both companies have signed a contract with Cinéville for the installation of thirty Barco 2K digital cinema projectors in five multiplexes.

Located in the West of France, Cinéville is a fully owned subsidiary of Soredic. For their digital conversion, financed by Ymagis, they turned to Barco Value Added Partner Cinemeccanica. During the summer of 2009, 30 Barco digital cinema projectors will be installed in Cinéville’s theaters in Hénin-Beaumont, Rennes, Laval, La Roche-sur-yon and Quimper.

Cinéville general director Yves Sutter said, "We decided to partner with Cinemeccanica and Barco because of the excellent image quality, both in 2D and 3D setups."

Cinemeccanica and Barco have been cooperating for a long time and signed a Value Added Partnership in 2007. Under the terms of this agreement, Cinemeccanica promotes and supports Barco’s 2K digital cinema projector range across southern Europe.

"I am very proud that Cinéville has joined our customer list. Together with Barco, we will make sure that their digital rollout fully meets their expectations, both in terms of projector technology as well as customer service," says Cinemeccanica general director Patrick Muller.

Barco’s digital cinema business sales director EMEA Tim Sinnaeve adds, "Closely following our deal with Cap Cinéma, this contract confirms Cinemeccanica and Barco’s leading role in France’s digital conversion."