Influential European trade organization IBC and TM Forum, the digital business trade association today jointly announced a new collaboration to drive open innovation between the telecoms and media industries. The collaboration will include a focus on developing multi-company, rapid proof-of-concept projects to be showcased at each other’s flagship events and a range of joint marketing and content sharing activities.
Chris Buchanan, Samsung’s director, business development, cinema screen, will give the keynote address at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Future of Cinema Conference April 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is co-sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters and is part of their annual convention.
Christie is a Gold Sponsor for the Independent Cinemas Australia Conference currently underway in Sydney, Australia. The conference runs March 19-22.
Barco was named CineAsia 2017 Technology Innovator of the Year earlier this week in Hong Kong. In accepting the award, senior vice president entertainment Wim Buyens said, “Given that this is exactly what we try to achieve, we are particularly proud to be recognized as Technology Innovator of the Year.
GDC Technology showcased its next generation of cinema automation system to motion pictures exhibitors during CineAsia 2017 this week at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The company says its Cinema Automation 2.0 is the first-ever centralized solution to provide comprehensive automated management of content storage and playback, show scheduling, power supply and screening quality.
Harkness Screens is once again providing the screen for theatrical presentations during CineAsia 2017, the industry’s leading event for the Asian market underway now in Hong Kong.
CJ4DPlex unveiled its new 4DX VR Disk unit at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo, which is taking place now through Thursday in Orlando.
The American Film Institute’s Tech Showcase for AFI Fest 2017 will include a selection of 360-degree, virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive short film experiences representing a cross-section of what's currently possible in this new cinematic medium. The showcase will be on display November 11–14 at The Hollywood Roosevelt, in the Academy Room and Johnny Grant Suite.
Darryl Schaffer, Screenvision Media’s executive vice president, operations and exhibitor relations, has been inducted into ShowEast’s Hall of Fame as part of its 2017 group of honorees.
Christie Showcased its CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector and the 72nd Australian International Movie Convention taking place now through October 12 at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.