Distribution & Exhibition

AAM Screenwriter Now Controls IMAX, Wanda Cinema First Customer

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Arts Alliance Media has announced that its theatre management system Screenwriter now features full integration with The IMAX Experience, allowing screens in IMAX cinemas to be controlled with one simple, automated workflow. The first customer to benefit from the new solution will be a joint client of AAM and IMAX Corporation, Wanda Cinema Line.

Cinedigm, Dove Foundation Partner on Streaming Subscription Service

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm has partnered with The Dove Foundation, known for its signature blue and white Dove Seal of approval on family-friendly movies, to launch a direct-to-consumer over-the-top digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove. Cinedigm chairman and CEO Chris McGurk and Dove Foundation co-founder and CEO Dick Rolfe made the announcement.

JT Bioscopen, The Netherlands, Installs Barco Laser Projector

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:10 -- Nick Dager

The Dutch cinema chain JT Bioscopen is installing a Barco 6 primary Laser3D (6P) laser-illuminated projector in its brand-new Hilversum Media Park seven-screen multiplex. With 21 multiplexes in 19 cities around the country, JT Bioscopen is the second largest theater chain in The Netherlands.

Archimedia Master Player Upgrade Supports Closed Captions, Subtitles

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives without loss of quality, has released Archimedia Master Player v2.1, an update to its software that frame-accurately plays all common archiving and master formats in use today. Version 2.1 adds precise support for timed text, commonly known as closed captions or subtitles, regardless of the standard or vendor — a feature that is especially useful for media companies that work with multiple standards and proprietary caption formats.

AAM Names John Aalbers CEO Replacing Howard Kiedaisch

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:45 -- Nick Dager

Arts Alliance Media has announced that Howard Kiedaisch will be stepping down as CEO after nine years in the position. John Aalbers, former CEO of telecom industry software provider Volubill, will become CEO effective July 7. In addition AAM’s Cinema distribution division will merge with its content production and finance company, and sister company to AAM, Mr. Wolf. This merger will create a separate, newly integrated content production, finance, distribution and marketing business focused on delivering Event Cinema. The new company will do business under the name Arts Alliance Limited.

Metro Cinema, India, Installs Barco’s Auro 11.1 Sound

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:46 -- Nick Dager

Metro Cinema, one of the oldest and most famous art deco multiplexes in Mumbai, India, has installed Barco’s Auro 11.1 sound technology. This unique sound format is designed to complement the crisp clear images on screen with an unmatched auditory experience. Metro Cinema, which is owned by major Indian cinema chain Big Cinemas, a division of Reliance MediaWorks, is the first Bollywood theatre to adopt the sound platform

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