Arts Alliance Media is expanding its content and distributor services division by opening a duplication facility for digital cinema packages in Barcelona, in conjunction with Spanish partners Kelonik. The facility is due to open at the end of the year.
AAM’s content and distributor services department currently services European and worldwide clients from its base in London. It provides digital cinema services such as encoding, reversioning and subtitling, as well as the creation and duplication of DCPs to play out on digital screens and full key delivery message management. The new Spanish facility will provide a base in the heart of Europe to provide even more comprehensive service to current and future Spanish clients as well as better servicing of pan-European distributors. It will provide more economical local duplication and shipping services to cinemas or warehouse facilities.
Arts Alliance Media will supply the new facility with duplication equipment and stock to mirror the facility operating in London, and will also utilize an existing fully equipped cinema for QC activities. Kelonik will provide all operational logistics involved in the duplication and shipping of DCPs, as well as adding extensive territory expertise to the service.
Utilizing technology that AAM has been working with for some time, DCPs will be sent via secure electronic transfer between the London and Barcelona offices, allowing for duplication onto AAM systems and providing maximum efficiency. AAM’s Booker software, developed in-house, will also be installed in Barcelona to manage all drive movements and KDM bookings.
Victoria Galloway-Dacie, vice president content and distributor Services at AAM said “Our team has been doing a great job over the past few years servicing clients across Europe and beyond, and we’re delighted to be able to bring that service closer to our European clients to provide an even better and more economical service. We couldn’t ask for a better local partner than Kelonik, and look forward to joining forces.”
Tomas Naranjo, partner and director of Kelonik added, “Being able to provide a seamless digital cinema service to clients across Europe will provide better value and convenience for those for whom Barcelona is closer to their operations. Working with AAM who are experts in DCP duplication, we are excited to open our doors in Barcelona to existing and new clients for all their digital content needs.”
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