SET, the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering has announced the call for entries for SET Award 2014 will be accepted between now and July 22. This is the fifth year for the award, which is dedicated to companies and professionals that contribute with innovation and relevance for technology development of the Brazilian Television. The companies that would like to enroll must be established in Brazil or have an official representation or distributor. The professionals must be exercising their activities in Brazil.
The Brazilian Society of Television Engineering’s 25th annual SET Expo will be held August 24-27 in São Paulo, Brazil. SET Expo is Latin America’s premiere event of business and technology for broadcast and new media. Digital Cinema Report is an official media partner of the Expo.
Wintex Brasil has announced a partnership with GDC Digital Cinema Network Brazil. The new integrator will offer Brazilian exhibitors a complete proposal for digitalization, including the management of VPF and financing through a FSA line of credit operated by BNDES.
CJ 4DPlex launched its 100th 4DX theatre at Buena Vista Forum shopping mall in Mexico City on April 18th. 4DX is CJ group’s innovative movie platform that integrated the concept and technology of theme park rides with movie theaters to offer an immersive cinema experience.
Venezuela’s Cinex (Suramericana De Espectaculos) is upgrading all of the theatres across its chain. Venezuela’s cinema industry has experienced positive changes, with national and foreign cinema box office continuously growing, providing an opportunity for Cinex to proceed with a comprehensive digital cinema conversion for all of its complexes.
As the South American market continues to rapidly expand, Doremi has reached a major agreement with Royal Films, one of Colombia’s largest cinema operators, through Bardan Cinema, one of Latin America’s largest integrators. Further expanding Doremi’s presence in the continent, this agreement adds 130 ShowVault/ IMB servers to Royal Film’s theaters.
Arts Alliance Media and Latin American partners Quanta-DGT and Bardan have signed three deals for digital cinema rollout in Uruguay, increasing the company’s footprint in the expanding Latin American digital cinema market.
GDC Technology has reached virtual print fee agreements with two premier cinema chains in Peru, Cinestar Multicines and UVK Multicines, for their digital cinema conversion. GDC Technology will deploy its digital cinema servers to the two theatre chains in partnership with Cinema Equipment and Supplies, a professional digital cinema service provider in America.
Christie has announced that Grupo Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain worldwide, is installing Christie Vive Audio surround sound systems in their current CinemeXtremo auditoriums powered by Dolby Atmos sound technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the full potential of sound by allowing filmmakers to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theater with object-based audio to create a lifelike, virtual reality audio landscape. With these installations, Cinemex becomes the chain with the largest number of premium auditoriums in Latin America to feature the unrivaled combination of Dolby Atmos and Christie Vive Audio.
GDC Technology has signed a virtual print fee agreement with Cine Hoyts Spa for its conversion to digital cinema, covering more than 157 screens over 23 theatres, and the deployment of SX-3000 Standalone IMB and Portable Storage throughout Chile.