Paramount, Technicolor Extend DVD Replication Deal

Multi-territory agreement covers both SD DVD and Blu-ray formats.

Last Updated: October 21, 2009 @ 4:32 PM

Paramount Home Entertainment has extended its multi-territory DVD replication and distribution services deals with Technicolor, a division of Thomson. Technicolor has been servicing Paramount since 2002.

Technicolor will continue to provide Paramount with core services such as mastering, replication, packaging, distribution and returns processing, as well as freight management services in North America. The deal covers both SD DVD and Blu-ray formats.

Thomson CEO Frederic Rose said in a statement, “This contract is a clear sign of Thomson’s strength and market-leading position in the industry. This agreement also serves to further confirm our expanded partnership with Paramount, which was strengthened earlier this year with our announcement to create a state-of-the-art post-production facility on Paramount’s Hollywood lot.”

Brad Grey, Paramount Pictures chairman-CEO, said in a statement, “Technicolor has been and remains a strategically important service partner to Paramount and we are happy to continue our relationship. As we navigate the changing home entertainment environment, this new deal is a forward-looking redesign of how we work together, allowing Paramount Home Entertainment and Technicolor to globally maximize efficiencies while still providing our customers with the highest quality product and service.”