Movie has appointed Dr. Bryan Smith as the company's chief data scientist. A computational scientist with research and management experience, Smith most recently was research group manager, information & communications technologies at Callaghan Innovation, the New Zealand government agency, which commercializes technical innovation of New Zealand companies. The announcement was made by Will Palmer, Movio’s chief executive and co-founder.
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014 DS, Madrid, has selected Advertising Accord software developed by Unique Digital to drive the full conversion to digital cinema pre-show management and distribution.
The theater management systems of European system integrators Ymagis Group, Proyecson and Ciné Digital Service are now compatible with the Barco Alchemy cinema projector range.
Leading Dutch exhibitor JT Cinema is set to centralize all its operations with Arts Alliance Media’s Producer enterprise content management system. The agreement, which covers 102 screens across the Netherlands, will see all of JT Cinema’s sites connected to Producer at head office. From one central instance at head office, JT will be able to monitor and manage all content, KDMs, advertising and trailer pre-show, and reporting across 20 sites.
Leading cinema operator, Galaxy Theatres has netted a record $10 million in ticket sales from its online platform in the past year. The theatre operator with locations in California, Nevada, Texas, Washington and Iowa, has reported consistently high returns from investment in its web presence; online revenue has doubled every year for the last four years at a time when overall box office sales has slowed in the US.
AMC Theatres and Movio today announced a multi-year partnership to ensure movies of all scope, size and budget are more effectively promoted to guests who are most likely to be interested. The partnership, which is scheduled for rollout in July, will help ensure movie enthusiasts can find relevant information about all films, including independent productions and foreign language films, in a way that’s tailored to the specific guest based on their movie going habits and interests.
Movio has introduced Movio Media. Designed for, and Beta-tested by, US film studios and distributors, Movio Media allows movie marketers to analyze and connect with the most avid moviegoers (those attending films six times a year or more) for more targeted messaging, interactive conversation and increased ROI.
New Zealand based cinema software and analytics company, Vista Group International has acquired Ticketsoft. Founded in 2001 and based in Dallas, Texas, Ticketsoft’s cinema management software systems are used by more than 200 cinemas across North America, representing more than 2,000 cinema screens. Both large chain and independent cinema exhibitors use Ticketsoft’s software for their point of sale, ticketing, loyalty, management and analysis, and corporate office systems.
GDC Technology Limited has announced that its SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media Block is now fully compliant with High-Definition Multimedia Interface standards.
MovieTickets.com has entered into an agreement with Regal Entertainment Group to offer its ticketing services across all 572 Regal Cinemas theaters with 7,356 screens, including its three main brands: Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres, and United Artists Theatres.