XDC Group and DFL Reach Agreement on Irish Roll Out

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Thu, 01/12/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

XDC Group and DFL have reached an agreement to allow XDC to provide significant funding of the digital roll out in Ireland. Existing DFL virtual print fee agreements with Irish exhibitors will be transferred to XDC. Already deployed digital systems will be acquired by XDC and managed under their VPF agreement with the Studios. Serge Plasch chief executive officer of XDC Group says “Ireland is a key country in our pan-European expansion and I am much excited about this project. On one hand this will enable our FTT integrator network to support DCL with the Irish digital roll out and on the other hand XDC will take care of the VPF roll out initiative. This is an important achievement towards our pan-European strategy.” Kevin Cummins CEO of DFL/DCL says “It’s great that we have reached agreement with XDC. DFL has 150 systems already deployed and this agreement with XDC will speed up the roll out of an additional 400 screens in the next 12 months. We are also delighted to cooperate with FTT the largest cinema service company in Europe.” David Pope XDC’s director of operations for UK & IR says “This is XDC’s first step into Ireland and what a giant step it is. I am looking forward to working with Kevin and his team. The cinema market in Ireland is a perfect candidate for a 100 percent digital conversion.”