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Unique Digital: What’s New in TMS?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:36 -- Nick Dager

For more than a decade, theatre management software has been the backbone of every cinema that made the transition to digital projection technology, which is to say, virtually every movie theatre in the world. Many different manufacturers provide their own approach to the challenges that TMS was designed to address. I recently spoke with five TMS manufacturers and asked if they thought exhibitors were getting the most from their TMS, where their TMS fits in a movie theatre enterprise and, most of all, what new ideas in TMS can we expect to see when the industry gathers in Las Vegas next week for CinemaCon 2017. We’re presenting the companies alphabetically and will be offering their answers over the next five days. Today’s company: Unique Digital.

Dolby Unveils IMS3000

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:26 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories today announced a full spectrum of integrated solutions that will save exhibitors of all sizes both time and money while delivering audiences an experience they can trust from Dolby. The new Dolby Integrated Media Server IMS3000 combines Dolby audio and image processing in one unit. When coupled with the Dolby Multichannel Amplifier and SLS Express Series, they offer a complete, integrated solution from 5.1 to Dolby Atmos.

German Theatres Embrace EclairColor

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext has announced that it has equipped 25 screens in 13 cinemas across Germany with EclairColor technology. In conjunction with these installations, Ymagis Group’s content services arm, Eclair, has overseen the EclairColor mastering of the film The Lost City of Z, which opens in cinemas in Germany March 30. The film from critically acclaimed director James Gray is distributed by StudioCanal in both Germany and France.

GDC: What’s New in TMS?

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:31 -- Nick Dager

For more than a decade, theatre management software has been the backbone of every cinema that made the transition to digital projection technology, which is to say, virtually every movie theatre in the world. Many different manufacturers provide their own approach to the challenges that TMS was designed to address. I recently spoke with five TMS manufacturers and asked if they thought exhibitors were getting the most from their TMS, where their TMS fits in a movie theatre enterprise and, most of all, what new ideas in TMS can we expect to see when the industry gathers in Las Vegas next week for CinemaCon 2017. We’re presenting the companies alphabetically and will be offering their answers over the next five days. Today’s company: GDC.

Electus Using WCPMedia Services

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:21 -- Nick Dager

Entertainment studio Electus, distributors of such popular television series as Running Wild with Bear Gryllis, Jane the Virgin, Fameless and Style by Jury, have been using WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform since last year through its international arm to deliver content to broadcasters around the world. What began as a pilot project quickly became standard operating procedure.

EclairPlay Connects Exhibitors, Content Owners

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:29 -- Nick Dager

Éclair today announced the launch of EclairPlay, its new all-in-one download platform connecting exhibitors and content owners around the world. The EclairPlay platform is designed for cinema exhibitors, providing access to a growing range of digital cinema package content available for download and projection as well as to all tools and content marketing material necessary for successful programming and audience building.

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Dolby: What’s New in TMS?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:21 -- Nick Dager

For more than a decade, theatre management software has been the backbone of every cinema that made the transition to digital projection technology, which is to say, virtually every movie theatre in the world. Many different manufacturers provide their own approach to the challenges that TMS was designed to address. I recently spoke with five TMS manufacturers and asked if they thought exhibitors were getting the most from their TMS, where their TMS fits in a movie theatre enterprise and, most of all, what new ideas in TMS can we expect to see when the industry gathers in Las Vegas next week for CinemaCon 2017. We’re presenting the companies alphabetically and will be offering their answers over the next five days. Today’s company: Dolby.

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CinemaNext Launches Sphera

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext today announced the launch of Sphera, its new premium format cinema concept, designed to deliver a superior movie going experience and content flexibility for cinema operators and theatre owners. CinemaNext will introduce Sphera next week during CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

NCM Adds Screens to Network

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia has strengthened its network with the addition of five new affiliate partners, adding 71 new theaters, 533 screens and approximately 20 million attendees to its national theater network, enabling it to better compete in the broader premium video marketplace. The newest theatres in the NCM network include: Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinergy Entertainment Group, Main Street Theatres, Megaplex Theatres, and MJR Digital Cinemas.

AAM: What’s New in TMS?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:35 -- Nick Dager

For more than a decade, theatre management software has been the backbone of every cinema that made the transition to digital projection technology, which is to say, virtually every movie theatre in the world. Many different manufacturers provide their own approach to the challenges that TMS was designed to address. I recently spoke with five TMS manufacturers and asked if they thought exhibitors were getting the most from their TMS, where their TMS fits in a movie theatre enterprise and, most of all, what new ideas in TMS can we expect to see when the industry gathers in Las Vegas next week for CinemaCon 2017. We’re presenting the companies alphabetically and will be offering their answers over the next five days. First up: Arts Alliance Media.

Science on Screen

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:16 -- Nick Dager

Twenty-eight independent theaters in cities across the country will participate in the fourth annual National Evening of Science on Screen. The event will feature a short introductory video, followed by a unique film and speaker presentation at each venue as part of its Science on Screen program. For example, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will screen Robot & Frank with an introduction and post screening discussion with Michael Chuah, PhD Candidate, Biomimetic Robotics Lab Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vista Hosts Biennial Customer Conference

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

More than 200 cinema professionals from around the world gathered in Auckland, New Zealand last week for the eighth biennial Vista Customer Conference. The conference was the largest yet that Vista has held. Vista Group, provider of cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics technology to studios, distributors, exhibitors, and moviegoers, provided updates on current and future product developments.

Beauty Sets Fandango Record

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

Prior to its opening this Friday, Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast has already set a new record as Fandango’s number one family pre-seller of all time, with Beauty pre-sales (through Monday night) already eclipsing total pre-sales for any other family film in Fandango’s 17-year history.

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