Odeon UCI Cinemas Group Signs VPF Deal with Dcinex

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

European digital cinema service company dcinex has a long-term virtual print fee agreement with UK-based Odeon UCI Cinemas Group covering the deployment of 520 digital screens in Spain.
Under the terms of the agreement Cinesa the Spanish branch of Odeon UCI group and largest cinema circuit in the country 44 cinema sites are now equipped with digital projection systems including NEC 2K and 4K projectors Doremi servers and Unique TMS. In addition Cinesa will equip its cinemas with satellite delivery which will allow distributors to deliver films directly to the cinemas and provides the opportunity to receive live 2D or 3D transmissions.
Serge Plasch CEO of dcinex said “This deal with Odeon UCI is really something special for us; we concluded many important VPF deals in the past and throughout the whole continent but this one is record-breaking and proves the acceptance of our expertise in the market.”
 Drew Kaza executive vice president of digital development for Odeon UCI said “We appreciate the efforts of dcinex in expanding the digital footprint throughout Europe and are looking forward to this partnership with them in the Spanish market where Cinesa is not only the biggest cinema chain but now the biggest all-digital cinema operator.”
  Christian De Stoop VPF sales director at dcinex added “Having already deployed 45 screens for UCI in Portugal we are thrilled to work with Odeon UCI once again and look forward to continuing our excellent business relationship in the digital era.”
The support services will be managed out of Liège in close cooperation with Cinesa’s local partner Suministros Kelonik.