Bandai Entertainment Joins Forces with Technicolor for DVD Replication

January 14, 2009 – Bandai Entertainment, INC. announced today that it will begin operations with Technicolor, a division from Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS), for standard definition DVD replication on many of its upcoming Japanese animation titles with specific titles to be announced later.

“Many of our upcoming titles and back catalog will be replicated by Technicolor -- they have a pedigree in the realm of DVD replication that few can match and we are excited to be working with them moving forward on our releases,” said Director of Marketing Robert Napton.

Recognized as an optical industry pioneer, Technicolor is the world's largest manufacturer of DVD and Blu-ray Discs based on a total combined output. The company has the capacity to produce 2.1 billion discs per year.

“We're very pleased to be working with Bandai Entertainment to replicate their Japanese animation DVD titles,” said Stephan Corti, senior vice president, worldwide sales for Technicolor. “This relationship further demonstrates Technicolor's commitment to continued growth in DVD replication.”

About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Code Geass Lelouch of Rebellion, Gurren Lagaan, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more.

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