Press release

Malaysian premier cinema exhibitor selects Christie for its digital projector conversion

CINEASIA / HONG KONG – (December 13, 2012) – Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, is proud to announce that TGV Cinemas (TGV), Malaysia’s premier theater operator, selected Christie for its massive digital cinema conversion in Malaysia. TGV’s 22 sites in Peninsular Malaysia will be exclusively using 164 Christie DLP Digital Cinema® CP2220 projectors for its 2D and 3D presentations.

According to Kenny Wong, Chief Executive Officer of TGV Cinemas, the cinema exhibitor decided to join the league of Asian countries in the digital cinema revolution. He noted that TGV hopes to achieve strategic efficiency and cost reduction in its operations with Christie CP2220 projectors, which are the brightest, highest-performing projectors with the lowest operating costs in their class, as well as through the adoption of digital storage media for cinema content.

“Digital cinema technology offers a number of benefits such as cost reduction in the long-run, and most importantly, it provides longevity in quality for cinematic experiences. Christie Solaria® Series projectors have elevated this to an even higher level with their pristine visual- projection quality, undisputable reliability as well as the flexibility to be upgradable to 4K. This will definitely enhance the cinema-going experience for the local audience in Malaysia,” comments Wong. “At TGV, we are conscious of the environment. We’re very happy to be working with Christie, a company who shares the same environmental belief. By switching to digital cinema, we’re playing our part in sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint from transporting films and creating a safer working environment by minimizing the use of ‘flammable’ film reels.”

Christie partnered with Eugenetek Corporation for the installation, testing and commissioning of the projectors at TGV’s 22 sites with the installation expected to be completed in early 2013.

According to Danson Foo, director, Eugenetek Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, “The advent of 3D, HFR and high quality projection has changed the cinema landscape worldwide. We’re honored to play our part in transforming cinemas in Malaysia.”

“As a global digital cinema projection leader, we’re pleased to share our global successes with TGV and also integrate our most popular Solaria Series digital cinema projectors into its chain of theaters,” comments Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “We’re also very proud to be associated with TGV, one of Malaysia’s top cinema operators; one that constantly innovates to bring the latest technologies and best experiences to the cinema-going audience in Malaysia.”

Christie is at showcasing its one-stop cinema projection solutions including the Christie CP2220 DLP® digital cinema projector at Booth #201, CineAsia in Hong Kong Dec 11 - 13.

About TGV Cinemas

TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd (TGV) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tanjong Public Limited Company (www.tanjongplc.com). Tanjong is incorporated in England and is an investment holding company with interests in leisure and property investment. Since its inception in 1995, TGV pioneered the multiplex cinema concept and has grown to become one of Malaysia’s premier film exhibition companies with 172 screens and 32,950 seats homed in 21 cinema outlets located at major cities. Today TGV continues to bring new frontiers to its cinema-goers by being the first to introduce the ‘Beanieplex’ movie hall which is Malaysia’s first and only cinema hall featuring bean bag seats. More information about the Company can be found at www.tgv.com.my.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world.  From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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