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April 21, 2010

The MEDIA-TECH Association announces important changes to the roles and duties of the Executive Board and Advisory Board After the recent members meeting held in Baden Baden, Germany, the Board has appointed Frank Hartwig of Cinram GmbH as Chairman and Donald Schaffer of Sony Chemicals Europe BV to the position of Vice Chairman of the MEDIA-TECH Association. Sylvia Hitzel of Singulus Technologies AG will remain as Treasurer of the Association and Michael Gutowski of Infodisc Technology GmbH will continue as Chairman of the Replicator‘s Committee and also as a member of the Executive Board. Martin Brown of M2 ODA International Ltd will step-down from his role as a Board Member and an election for his position will be conducted at the next members meeting that will coincide with the MEDIA-TECH Global Expo and Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 18, 2010. The Association also announces the members of the Advisory Council for 2010-2011. Peter Falk of AudioDev Sweden AB, Michael Hosp of kdg Mediatech AG, Juergen Helm of Anwell Technologies Europe Ltd, Thomas Hackl of DataPlay GmbH and Tony Holden of ODC Nimbus.

The outlook for home entertainment at MEDIA-TECH Frankfurt Screen Digest‘s Tony Gunnarsson will examine at the MEDIATECH Summit on May 20th how recent trends in the consumption of home entertainment have affected overall consumer spending on packaged media in Europe. He will

assess how Blu-ray‘s performance to date compares with the take-up of DVD at a similar stage in Europe – and how it compares with today‘s growing digital delivery sector – and he will explain why it is crucial that the home entertainment industry manages to maintain the hi-def format‘s price premium over its standarddef predecessor. Registration for the MEDIA-TECH Summit is free for all industry professionals at

MEDIA-TECH Association P.O. Box 1104 D-63793 Kahl/Main Germany

US address

MEDIA-TECH Association P.O. Box 771507 Orlando, Florida 32877 USA

Managing Director

Bryan Ekus Phone: +1 407 856 9100 e-mail:

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MEDIA-TECH Networking Party Maritim Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany, May 19, 2010, 6:00 PM Free of charge for all MEDIA-TECH Global Expo and Summit registered attendees MEDIA-TECH Networking Party is known in the industry as the “must attend event” and is therefore an excellent arena to discover and meet people. One of the highlights at the MEDIA-TECH 2010 Global Expo and Summit is the Networking Party! Last year around 750 professionals gathered for a superb evening of networking and fun.

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About Rovi Corporation Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form. Rovi holds over 4,200 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at

CDSA Global Antipiracy Meeting at MEDIA-TECH Frankfurt, May 19, 2010, 2:00 PM

Sonic Solutions announced 3D Access 3DAcess is a program that provides professional authoring facilities with the tools and knowledge required to prepare 3D premium video entertainment for distribution on Blu-ray 3D™ and electronically over the web to 3Denabled consumer electronic devices. The program is part of a broader, company-wide initiative that is focused on enabling 3D access in the home and driving consumer adoption with a range of 3D-capable applications and services.

The 3DAccess program enables major motion picture studios and professional authoring facilities to meet the initial demand for 3D title creation by providing early access to new 3D-capable, add-on modules for Sonic’s Hollywood-standard compression and authoring suites. Officially launching later this year, the new modules add 3D capabilities and controls to Sonic Scenarist®, Sonic CineVision®, Lemony and Scenarist QC and allow creative professionals to produce optimized 3D titles for distribution in the Blu-ray 3D format, as well as electronically via online movie services.

Customers need to know their assets are safe! Peter Wallace – Director, Anti-Piracy and Compliance Programs EMEA for CDSA talks about their new Content Protection and Security Program and how accreditation is becoming a necessity when working on behalf of content owners or their business partners. To participate in this meeting, please contact: Mr. Peter Wallace Director – Anti-Piracy & Compliance Programs – Europe/Middle East/Africa Tel: +44 (0) 7850 331033


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Market News May 19, 2010, Speaker line-up

2:15 PM: Sony Creative Software

9:00 AM: Introduction Jean-Luc Renaud BD Academy Director

2:45 PM: Stefan Boch msm Studios

10:15 AM: Andreas Thran Imagion/Dynamic HD

3:15 PM: DVDpartners 9:15 AM: Keynote Speech 11:15 AM: Todd Collart Lothar Kerestedjian Deluxe Digital Studios enteractive

3:45 PM: Dieter Schwengler Sofatronic

Google ultra high speed internet Google is planning to build and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. Google claims that they will deliver internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They will also offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

CMC hikes prices for optical discs by 10% CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwanbased maker of blank optical discs, has upward adjusted its quotes for the second quarter of 2010 by 10 % to reflect increased polycarbonate costs, according to the company. International prices for polycarbonate have risen from US$ 2.5/kg in February 2010 to US$ 2.7-2.8/kg currently, CMC pointed out. Source:

9:45 AM: Simon James Sonic Solutions

11:45 AM: Paulette Pantoja BluFocus

4:15 PM: Coffee Break 4:45 PM: Presentation to TBA 5:15 PM: 3D Session Sony Europe & Testronic Labs

TSA: Don‘t remove your iPad for X-rays, unless we say so iPad owners may get a (very) small reprieve when going through security checkpoints at US airports. The Transportation Security Administration told the Associated Press that iPads generally do not need to be removed from carry-on luggage when going through X-ray screening. Source


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