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LYON Video Builds 3D HD-Capable Production Truck with Grass Valley Technology

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Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., June 29, 2010 — LYON Video, a premiere mobile production company based in Columbus, Ohio, is building a new 53-foot expandable high-definition production truck and equipping it with the latest and most flexible Grass Valley™ HD cameras and a large video production switcher that will be fully capable of handling all types of multi-camera digital productions, including those shooting in the 3DHD format.


The new LYON Video MU-11 HD truck will hit the road in August, in time for the upcoming NFL season, working with ESPN HD/ESPN, ABC, the Fox Sports Net regional sports cable network, and FOX Sports.
The new mobile unit includes 14 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam cameras (with triax and 3G fiber base stations), one LDK 8300 3X Super SloMo camera, one LDK 8000 SportCam (2X SloMo), two 2-channel K2 Solo™ servers with ClipStore™, and a 4.5 M/E Kayenne™ Video Production Center. As part of the agreement, Grass Valley will provide StartPRO on-site commissioning services for the cameras and switcher. Gerling & Associates (Sunbury, Ohio) constructed the truck body.

“Our first Kayenne switcher was installed on board our Lyon 8 HD Expando in 2009 and we have never looked back,” said Bob Lyon, President of LYON Video. “The power and flexibility of this switcher is unparalleled in the industry, and provides our clients with cutting-edge capabilities not available to them before.”

All of LYON Video's large HD trucks feature Grass Valley cameras and switchers, including its Lyon 8, which also carries a new 4.5 M/E Kayenne HD switcher, and 14 LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam HD cameras. Among a number of high-profile events, the truck was used by NFL Films at the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami FL and NBA Entertainment at the 2010 at the 59th NBA All Star game.

“Video production companies like LYON Video continue to deploy the latest Grass Valley production tools in order to satisfy the widest variety of clients and projects,” said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley. “LYON was one of the first production companies to take delivery of our new Kayenne switcher and is now in the process of upgrading many of its existing trucks to make them more attractive to live sports and entertainment producers televising major events in HD and, increasingly, 3D TV.”

The LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam cameras offer superior multi-format video quality (including 1080p60 acquisition) offering great flexibility. This makes them suitable for the highest quality HD and even 3DHD productions. The new cameras will be used in studio configuration with Grass Valley SuperXpander as well as handheld.
The Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center is a family of powerful, highly modular production switchers, with 1.5 M/Es to 4.5 M/Es. It provides the most video processing power available with up to 30 keyers and 20 DPM effects channels in a 4.5 M/E system. Grass Valley’s DoubleTake™ split M/E technology effectively increases the available M/Es to 10. The modular control panel is designed for easy expansion and service. Each source select and aux bus module has two rows of OLED Source Name Displays that provide ultra-clear text with extremely wide viewing angles.

About LYON Video

Established in 1986, LYON Video provides mobile television production facilities, full service video and film production, post-production, and DVD authoring.  Located in Columbus, Ohio, our goal is to provide broadcast quality video at an affordable price, both as a sole provider, or working in partnership with agency, corporate, or independent producers.


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About Technicolor

Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release contains certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

With more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, and gaming customers. The company is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators and distributors. Technicolor is one of the world’s largest film processors; one of the largest independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways. The company also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business.



About Grass Valley

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you’re watching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you’re watching Grass Valley at work.


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