More than 200 cinema professionals from around the world gathered in Auckland, New Zealand last week for the eighth biennial Vista Customer Conference. The conference was the largest yet that Vista has held. Vista Group, provider of cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics technology to studios, distributors, exhibitors, and moviegoers, provided updates on current and future product developments.
Theater Management Systems
MoviePass and Vista Group International are collaborating to allow theatre owners and chains nationwide that use VES ticketing to take advantage of full API integration with MoviePass’ growing subscription service. By integrating MoviePass directly into the VES ticketing software, participating theaters will be able to offer MoviePass members enhanced features and new capabilities on mobile devices. These features include:
China Film Company, one of the leading Chinese motion picture and television companies, today issued a press statement to the Shanghai stock exchange announcing its intent to acquire a 15 percent stake in Ymagis SA’s common stock.
Webedia has acquired a majority stake in UK-based cinema web development and digital marketing specialists Peach Digital Limited.
The company believes the acquisition of Peach will reinforce Webedia’s existing assets in Europe and the US. It will add the Peach Cinema Web Platform, featuring the middleware application that is central to Peach’s online cinema offering.
Arts Alliance Media is providing theatre management system software and support to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. For the duration of the Festival, running in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah, from January 19-29, Sundance Institute will deploy AAM’s Screenwriter TMS at six Sundance Film Festival screening locations, where it will enable staff to schedule content and monitor all screens from one easy to use interface.
GDC Technology announced today that its TMS-2000 theatre management system rose to number two worldwide and is now deployed on more than 20,000 screens.
Vue Entertainment, UK has signed a multi-product deal with Unique Digital to transform the way Vue manages its digital cinema estate. Vue has deployed Unique Digital’s Smart Trailering centralized trailer planner, Basekey KDM management tool and Ad-Transit pre-show automation solution.
GDC Technology Limited has won the Film Expo Group’s inaugural CineAsia Technology Innovator of the Year Award. The organization will present the honor to Dr. Man-Nang Chong, the founder, chairman and CEO of GDC, at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony December 8 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
GDC Technology Limited is showcasing its futuristic immersive lobby experience on the tradeshow floor at CineAsia 2016, held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre December 6-8. The GDC Cinema Lobby Experience comprises a DTS:X Pod to demonstrate immersive sound using headphones and a GDC Virtual Reality Ride featuring DTS:X immersive audio and Sweetech motion technology.
Unique Digital has formed an exclusive reseller partnership with Sagaology Beijing Limited to make Unique’s software products available to the Chinese Exhibitor market. Withexclusive reseller rights for the Chinese market, Sagaology will work with local exhibitors and Integrators to debut RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet eTMS, Basekey KDM management services to the Chinese market. Sagaology will also provide installation, training services, product knowledge and support for the Unique Digital product line.