Opening weekend audiences for Ready Player One at Regal Cinemas nationwide will be the first to preview a trailer for Moviebill, the augmented reality platform. Concourse Media's principals and Moviebill cofounders Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts made the announcement.
Movio has announced that its new Audience Insights tool launches globally next week. The company believes it could revolutionize how cinemas engage with their customers by predicting the most likely audience for each film. A world-first, cinema-centric tool, it draws on past audience behavioral data, helping cinema marketers connect moviegoers with the films most suited to them. They can then work out how best to incentivize attendance.
MoviePass today announced an agreement with Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest theater circuit dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film. Landmark Theatres is owned by Wagner/Cuban Companies, a group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban.
MoviePass today announced that, for a limited time, it is offering its annual subscription to new subscribers for $6.95 per month. The new rate has a one-time processing fee of $6.55.
Ymagis Group today reported its full-year earnings for the 2017 fiscal year December 31. In 2017, saying the group demonstrated its ability to offset the decline in its virtual print fee activities (revenue -11.5 percent at €61.5 million) by the growth of its service activities (+9.0 percent at €118.1 million). The group’s business thus rose slightly by +0.8 percent to €179.2 million. Driven by the full-year integration of acquisitions made in 2016 and by the implementation of the growth strategy based on its services activities, the Eclair and CinemaNext business units saw their revenue increase respectively by +15.4 percent and +3.4 percent at €54.8 million and €63.3 million.
National CineMedia today announced that Mark Segall and Renana Teperberg have been appointed to its board of directors.
MoviePass announced today that Maria Stipp, CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company, has been elected to its board of directors.
National CineMedia today announced consolidated results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 28, 2017. Total revenue for the fourth quarter decreased 1.3 percent to $140.7 million from $142.5 million for the comparable quarter last year. Adjusted OIBDA decreased 4.4 percent to $82.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 from $86.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.
Viacom has partnered with Movio to combine Movio’s moviegoer data with Viacom Vantage’s advanced advertising capabilities. Viacom is the only media company to connect Movio’s consumer data to set-top box viewing data, providing film studios with the ability to deliver marketing campaigns at scale.
MoviePass has named former product leader at Spotify, Viacom and Comcast, Mike Berkley chief product officer. Berkley’s role at MoviePass will be to lead the product strategy and vision for the MoviePass service, as the company continues its efforts to grow its subscriber base and expand technology integrations with exhibitors and other partners.