Last September, International Datacasting announced that DSAT Cinema had committed to buy more than 1,000 of its SuperFlex Pro Video Receivers. Since its inception last year, DSAT Cinema, the Eutelsat and dcinex joint venture has used IDC’s technology to deliver more than 300 films and 50 live broadcasts, from iconic locations that include the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre and the Royal Opera House in London. The companies described their relationship as an alliance and a partnership. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with Walter Capitani, International Datacasting’s vice president of marketing to get an update on the progress they’ve made to date.
London-based distributor More2Screen will present British actor Orlando Bloom’s acclaimed performance in the recent Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in cinemas worldwide (except the United States and Canada) beginning April 1.
BTV Post recently completed work with Globe on Screen on three titles from Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 theatre season.
Opening night at Teatro alla Scala will be broadcast in high definition by satellite to audiences in cinemas worldwide. The event takes place annually on December 7, the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, Saint Ambrose. This year, La Scala has chosen the Verdi favorite La Traviata, conducted by Daniele Gatti, to kick off the 2013-2014 Season.
On December 22 Digital Theatre will make Merrily We Roll Along available to purchase online. The show was recently awarded the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has appointed Randolph Blotky CEO and launched a North American satellite and terrestrial digital distribution platform.
Digital Cinema Destinations has entered into definitive agreements with certain institutional investors to sell an aggregate of 1,141,000 shares of its Class A Common Stock in a registered direct offering for gross proceeds of approximately $5.7 million, before deducting placement fees and offering expenses.
On October 3 Rising Alternative will present The San Francisco Opera’s performance of Mefistofele.
The Event Cinema Association will hold its first networking event October 15 at Cineworld at the O2 in Greenwich, London.
The Science Museum of Virginia, in Richmond will open its new dome theatre in early 2014. “The Science Museum will be opening up the full expanse of the cosmos to our guests - inviting everyone to explore the universe with us in a truly spectacular fashion, ” said Richard Conti, CEO/chief wonder officer.