Cinram, Universal ink DVD pact

Will make, distribute discs in Western Europe

BANFF, Alberta -- Canadian DVD/CD manufacturer Cinram International Income Fund on Tuesday signed a long-term agreement with Universal Pictures International to make and distribute DVDs in Western Europe for the U.S. company.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Toronto-based Cinram already makes and distributes raw DVDs for other major studios including Warner Home Video and MGM.