Empire Cinemas to use Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite System

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Mon, 09/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

UK exhibitor Empire Cinemas has selected Arqiva’s digital cinema satellite distribution system for its entire 16-theatre circuit. 
Barrie Woolston commercial director at Arqiva Satellite & Media says “We believe that satellite based electronic delivery is the future of cinema distribution as it provides cost effective secure and simultaneous distribution of film content to multiple sites. It also enables the distribution of live alternative content which we see as a major growth area and an exciting commercial opportunity for exhibitors. Arqiva’s innovative satellite system based on its IS905 platform uses professional broadcast equipment to provide a robust and reliable electronic delivery system for both live and feature content. Empire’s decision to deploy this across their entire cinema chain is a resounding vote of confidence in both electronic delivery and Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite System.” 

Justin Ribbons CEO of Empire Cinemas says “We are committed to ensuring that our cinemas stay at the cutting edge of all cinema technology. In this regard the delivery of content by satellite to Empire’s growing network of digital cinemas is increasingly important. We believe that the quality and professionalism demonstrated by Arqiva make them an ideal technology partner for the Empire group.”