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Way ahead: Stuart Green, chief executive of ZOO Digital
Way ahead: Stuart Green, chief executive of ZOO Digital
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Warner Brothers has signed a deal with Sheffield-based ZOO Digital that will cut the times it takes to create Blu-ray Discs and make films available on ‘Video on Demand’ services.

Warner’s Global Digital Media Xchange (GDMX) business will use ZOO’s integrated and automated system to produce digital content in a range of languages, for countries around the world.

ZOO’s system can also be used to automatically turn disc-based versions of films into a Video on Demand version that can be downloaded from the internet.

The deal with GDMW means that ZOO’s software will be used by an organisation that has transferred more films to DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Video on Demand (VOD) formats than any other facility in the world.

GDMX executive vice president, Brian McKay, said: “The adoption of ZOO’s systems…will enable us to increase our throughput while reducing our costs, bringing significant benefits and improvements to our services.”

ZOO’s chief executive, Dr Stuart Green, added: “As a leading provider of workflow automation solutions for the filmed entertainment market, we look forward to working with GDMX to enable more efficient production of Blu-ray discs and digital titles.”