Deluxe Expands UK Digital Cinema Operation

Bookmark and Share

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced the expansion of its UK digital cinema operation into a new purpose built facility. The £4 million planned investment will increase capacity by nearly 80 percent to meet the demand of its theatrical distribution client base. Over the past five years Deluxe businesses worldwide have invested more than £15 million into their digital cinema offering and are considered leaders in Europe working with the majority of major studios and film distribution companies. The expansion into Meard Street Soho will create a custom-built digital cinema solution which will sit along side the film restoration centre also housed on site. The aggressive timeline will see the new facility completed within six months and will include the creation of six new preview theatres which can accommodate both film and digital formats. In addition an advanced CXFS SAN Infrastructure will be at the heart of the facility together with dedicated storage for Babel Deluxe's proprietary toolset for advanced 3D subtitling. We have been at the forefront of digital cinema for several years says Peter Wright managing director of Deluxe's digital operations in Europe. Our Digital Cinema volume has increased ten-fold since we began offering the services in Europe and this additional investment will see a substantial increase in capacity once again. This enhanced capacity also allows us to continue to deliver within the ever decreasing timeframe between delivery and release. The growth in our digital cinema business has been extraordinary over the past three years and this investment ensures Deluxe remains the natural partner for filmmakers and distributors not only in the UK but across the globe as they transition from traditional film acquisition and distribution workflows into the digital domain says Ken Biggins managing director of Deluxe Europe. It is an exciting time for our business as we continue to partner with the filmmaking community and provide industry leadership and innovation to this exciting sector. The transition of film screens to digital has now reached over 20 000 across 6300 sites in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Deluxe Digital Studios