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.
Distribution & Exhibition
The oldest drive-in movie theatre in the United States Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre in Pennsylvania, has selected GDC Technology’s SX-2000AR server with Barco’s DP2K-32B projector and Ballantyne Strong for its digital conversion.
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.
Cinema systems integrator Dcinex has opened an office in Turkey and named Cengiz Çilek as the company’s country general manager there.
Volkswagen has released a cinema campaign for its Up! city car, and is making use of Digital Cinema Media's geo-location tool to direct viewers to their nearest dealership.
In honor of its 35th anniversary, Jesus – the most watched film in history, having been viewed billions of times – has now been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Sony Pictures Classics has secured worldwide rights to Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz’s bawdy road trip comedy Land Ho!, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sony plans to release the film nationwide in 2014.
DVS will serve as an Official Supplier of the Berlin International Film Festival February 6-16 and provide three Clipster mastering stations as well as one SpycerBox Flex to handle storage and workflows.
Cathay Cineplexes, one of the leading multiplex operators in Singapore, has installed the Dolby Atmos sound platform. The first movie screened there with the new sound format was I, Frankenstein (Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment), starring Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski.
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Auro 11.1 by Barco playback in its flagship XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers.