Independent cinema operator Broadway Kino has signed Germany’s first Managed Services customer agreement with Sony Digital Cinema 4K. Under the terms of the deal, Broadway Kino replaced older DLP Series 1 projectors at two of its six screens with new Sony SRX-R515DS 4K dual projection systems.
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Ymagis today announced it has completed its acquisition of Smartjog Ymagis Logistics and now has full ownership of the company. SYL was founded in December 2013 to offer cinema industry professionals integrated solutions to meet their content delivery needs, including theatrical releases, second-run and classic films, trailers and cinema ads.
IBC is asking for submissions of Technical Papers & Posters for its 2016 conference. The peer-reviewed Technical Papers are among the most important parts of the IBC Conference and, over the years, conference organizers say, have showcased some of the most visionary thinking in the industry. They habitually unveil some of the very latest technological innovations and thinking from the leading broadcasters and research institutes around the world, giving them a platform to speak to the global community of influencers and C-level delegates that comprise the IBC Conference audience.
National CineMedia has appointed Andrew J. England, former executive vice president and chief marketing officer of MillerCoors as chief executive officer and director, effective immediately. As previously announced, concurrently, Scott N. Schneider, the company’s lead director, has been appointed chairman of the board. Current chairman, CEO and president Kurt C. Hall will retire and serve as an advisor to the board and CEO in a 24-month consulting role.
CJ 4DPlex opened twelve new 4DX theaters in its fastest-growing market, Japan, in December. The new screens involved partnerships with five different cinema exhibitors: Aeon Cinemas, United Cinemas, 109 Cinemas, US Cinemas, Korona World.
Christie has announced that the Christie CP2208 digital cinema projector has generated record-breaking sales in China since it started shipping in October. To date, Christie’s partner Beijing Donview Technology Development Co., Ltd (Donview) has purchased more than 500 units of this affordable and DCI-compliant projector, making it the bestselling cinema projector of its class in China to date.
On New Year’s Eve, three iconic buildings in downtown Los Angeles will provide the canvas for a projection mapping display unlike anything seen before. Part of the third annual Grand Park + Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., the breathtaking spectacle of morphing light, color, shape and sound will envelop—and sometimes appear to bounce between—the facades of City Hall, the County Hall of Records and The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and celebrate Los Angeles as it joins other cities around the globe in ringing in the New Year.
ScreenX, one of the world’s first multi-projection systems that allow theatergoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by extending the images onto the theater walls, is making its official U.S. premiere on January 1. The first public availability of ScreenX in the U.S. will be rolled out at CGV Cinemas Los Angeles. Fans will have the opportunity to screen The Himalayas, the film that is topping Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the South Korean box office.
Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee have elected five industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning January 2016. New to the board are Christopher Homer, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, PBS, and Anne Schelle, Executive Director, Pearl TV. They will join re-elected board members Brett Jenkins, Media General; Richard Friedel, Fox Networks; and current board chairman Glenn Reitmeier, NBC Universal.
CGV, a subsidiary of CJ Group and South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chain, is the first exhibitor in the world to be equipped with Christie’s revolutionary RGB laser projection system featuring even more wavelength diversity to countermeasure speckle on silver screens.