Technicolor mp3HD format adopted by Samsung

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March 04, 2010
Technicolor announced that its mp3HD format, introduced in 2009, is featured in the Samsung “IceTouch,” the company’s first mp3HD portable player, which was recently unveiled at CES 2010

Paris (France), March 4, 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext 18453 ; NYSE : TCH) today announced that its mp3HD format, introduced in 2009, is featured in the Samsung “IceTouch,” the company’s first mp3HD portable player, which was recently unveiled at CES 2010.

The mp3HD format offers lossless audio compression as well as compatibility with the widely-used mp3 standard. mp3HD enables content creators, the music industry and consumers to benefit from the ultimate audio quality experience with the same ease of use as the mp3 format.

Consumers can download free mp3HD utilities to convert audio CDs or their own content to mp3HD and play it back with the Winamp plug-in or the Fraunhofer player available at www.all4mp3.com or www.mp3HD.com.

The www.all4mp3.com website also features mp3HD demo tracks from independent artists as well as resources for developers and music enthusiasts.

For professionals, Technicolor offers complete mp3HD software and hardware development kits. Licensing and contact information is available at http://www.mp3licensing.com.

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Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release may contain 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, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors beyond Technicolor’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements due to changes in global economic and business conditions, risks related to its debt restructuring, and risks related to its operations in general. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s Form 20-F (formerly Thomson) and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Technicolor’s Rapport Annuel and other filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.

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About Technicolor
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; the largest independent manufacturer and distributor 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 unit. For more information:  www.technicolor.com

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