CinemaNext today announced a new technology licensing agreement with US-based Adaptive Technologies Group for its PS Box boothless cinema system. Under this exclusive agreement, Adaptive will manufacture the PS Box at their factory in southern Los Angeles and sell it in select territories including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Australia & New Zealand.
Distribution & Exhibition
The world’s leading cinema operators today announced the establishment of the Global Cinema Federation, a worldwide group intended to represent cinema exhibition’s global interests. Exhibition today is a global and dynamic phenomenon, with growing annual box office returns of $38.6 billion increasingly evenly spread across the world. With the rapid development of the industry in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, the operators involved recognize the extent to which the business opportunities and policy challenges they face – such as film theft, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the highly valued relationship with partners in film distribution – are shared by counterparts across territories.
Éclair today announced a theatrical delivery agreement with Zurich-based Diagonal to offer service solutions to film studios, distributors and cinema exhibitors. The three-year contract is effective immediately and covers Diagonal’s home base in Switzerland and Éclair's key markets, including France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and UK.
At CineEurope 2017 GDC Technology is showcasing its full line of integrated media block technology including the SR-1000, the SX-4000, and SX-3000. The company will also highlight an advanced storage system.
Sony Digital Cinema 4K and Hawk-Eye Innovations today announced what the companies say is the first full proof of concept of Hawk-Eye’s globally renowned technology outside the world of sports broadcasting. Hawk-Eye’s Smart Production technology is being used to capture the Hackney Empire’s production of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird chamber opera, with a view to demonstrating scalable, cost-effective remote production for arts establishments.
Vista Entertainment Solutions today announced it has signed a major new customer, Austria’s biggest cinema chain, Cineplexx. This is the first signing for Vista Cinema in Austria and the SEE market.
Philadelphia-based event cinema distributor SpectiCast Entertainment has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Rising Alternative. "The acquisition of Rising Alternative tremendously enhances our presence in the event cinema marketplace," said Mark Rupp, president of SpectiCast. "Not only will we gain access to amazing programs; the acquisition will accelerate the expansion of our global cinema network."
Bio Rex has signed a new agreement with Unique Digital for the award-winning software Smart Trailering centralized trailer planner. Using Unique Digital’s innovative Smart Trailering software, the Bio Rex trailer pre-show is created centrally for the entire estate and delivered to all sites in a single coordinated workflow.
Screenvision Media has unveiled a creative launch pad ad unit that provides an unprecedented platform for ads to make their debut in cinema. The new ad unit will have a dedicated introduction and premium placement within Screenvision Media’s Front + Center preshow. The announcement was made today at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Ymagis Group announced today that Barco high contrast 6P laser cinema projection systems are now ÉclairColor-compliant. The announcement was made in Barcelona during CineEurope, the official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) in Europe.