(Stockholm, Sweden) The Board of Directors of
(publ), listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Small Cap list, has today confirmed the acquisition of
, a major player in the fields of motion analysis and film scanning within the archive, restoration, defense and automotive industries.
The acquisition increases Digital Vision’s stronghold in the post production and restoration markets while creating new opportunities for growth with complementary products, distribution and vertical markets currently serviced by Image Systems. The acquisition is subject to approval at an additional shareholder meeting.
With offices in Stockholm, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong Digital Vision is a world leader in grading and restoration solutions used in the creation and enhancement of film / video and multimedia for customers including Pixar, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., HBO, Technicolor, BBC and SVT.
“The acquisition of Image Systems is a logical and strategic step in Digital Vision’s development,” states Bengt Broman, current CEO of Digital Vision. “We now have more scope to meet the growing demands that the media industry has for creative solutions and services. There are multiple driving forces not least the transition to HD and higher resolution content, with consumers demanding pristine image quality from television through to 3D movies. The transition from analogue to digital, new distribution platforms and the restoration of media archives also provide an increasing demand for our services. With the acquisition of Image Systems, we will offer the market new concepts and will significantly increase our presence.”
As part of this announcement Digital Vision will introduce a new CEO Mikael Jacobsson who steps into the role end of Q1 2011. As the second largest shareholder in Image Systems, Jacobsson has played a leading role in developing the company and has extensive experience in senior operational positions for various global software companies. He also has experience working with stock listed companies and venture capitals.
“I look forward to leading the new merged company, which faces a very exciting future in an industry where technology is continually evolving,” says Jacobsson.
For additional information or comment please contact Kate Ford (EMEA & Asia) – Jump PR +44 (0)1932 240001
or Chris Purse (Americas) – Ignite +1 818 303 8088
About Digital Vision
Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, color correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to master and deliver feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company’s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for tapeless and non linear grading for HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions. The company’s award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters around the world.
Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with three wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California; Digital Vision UK in London, England; and Digital Vision in Hong Kong, China. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. For further information, go to
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