M-Go has unveiled a new monthly campaign called Movies that Matter. DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor created the video on demand service to reinforce their commitment to socially relevant films. The campaign will highlight a new film every month, beginning with the debut of the documentary film Imba Means Sing.
Distribution & Exhibition
Christie has announced that an increasing number of exhibitors around the world have chosen its groundbreaking 6-Primary (6P) dual-head laser projection system as their preferred choice for a premium 3D cinema experience.
Qube Cinema has launched the CinemaDB website https://www.cinemadb.io, a comprehensive database of cinemas worldwide that allows theatre chains, single screens and digital cinema integrators to manage their own facility details and the devices used in each auditorium.
Cinedigm’s over-the-top streaming channels – Dove Channel, CONtv and Docurama – are now available to Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program. Prime members can view Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app available across hundreds of devices.
At the CineAsia 2015 tradeshow in Hong Kong December 8–10, Dolby will showcase a full range of integrated, end-to-end post-production, audio, and imaging solutions for the cinema industry.
Barco is expanding its portfolio of laser-illuminated cinema projectors with a range of laser phosphor projectors. The new projectors have a laser phosphor retrofit module, so that exhibitors who already own a Barco cinema projector can now also benefit from laser technology. The DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP are the first two models and will be shipping globally in the second quarter 2016.
Harkness Screens has revealed plans to transition from its existing standard perforation pattern to a new pattern for their leading screen surfaces.
Barco and China Film Group have announced the installation of Asia’s first multi-screen, panoramic Barco Escape movie theatre at the Changping AEON Cineplex in Beijing, China. A second Barco Escape theatre will open at CFG’s United square Cineplex in Shanghai this December.The format debuts to audiences in China this month with 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
Barco says it has shipped more than 100 units of its recently launched DP2K-6E projector to Chinese customers. Introduced in July, the company says the DP2K-6E is the smallest projector in the industry.
Webedia continues its expansion into the United States through the acquisition of West World Media, a global leader in cinema data syndication and a digital marketing partner of numerous cinema circuits across the United States. This operation marks the next stage for the French group’s international expansion, which now reaches an audience of 80 million unique visitors a month around the globe.