Cinedigm is partnering with online entertainment marketplace Exeest to power a fully integrated film submission platform for Fandor and its portfolio of channels. The advanced platform will use Exeest's exclusive technology to streamline the film submission process for independent filmmakers, provide the Fandor programming team a state-of-the-art way to solicit, ingest, screen and evaluate film content suitable for its audience.
Digital Cinema United has launched its cloud based DCU Connect platform into the U.S. to support the advancement of content delivery for film distributors and theatrical exhibitors. DCU Connect, which is based on Sharc technology, has been in development since 2015 to address the high cost of physical and satellite delivery of digital cinema packages directly to movie theaters globally.
Calling itself the world’s premier first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film non-fungible token viewing and distribution platform, Vuele announced today it will debut Anthony Hopkins’ new movie, Zero Contact, exclusively to consumers as an NFT.
Arts Alliance Media and Deluxe have announced a strategic co-operation agreement which will enable theatres in the US and Canada using the Deluxe EchoStar electronic delivery platform to benefit from AAM’s theatre management system Screenwriter.
Deluxe has announced a strategic partnership with CineSend for electronic delivery of content to cinemas in Canada. The partnership joins CineSend’s existing network with Deluxe’s electronic delivery platform to create a single fulfillment service.
Deluxe and EchoStar Corporation today introduced an expanded movie distribution service for theatres across the U.S. The enhanced offering adds high-speed, terrestrial broadband and a new content management portal to the companies’ existing satellite distribution system, which currently serves more than 3,000 cinemas.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has announced that longtime film industry veteran Howard Kiedaisch will take the reigns as CEO, effective July 7. Kiedaisch succeeds Randolph “Randy” Blotky, who is stepping down as CEO.
A new digital platform with the working title Cinnovate has secured € 380.000 funding through the European Union programme Cinemas as Innovation Hubs for Local Communities. The effort’s partners include four of Europe’s leading arthouse cinema networks – Folkets Hus och Parker, Folkets Bio (both from Sweden), Access Cinema (Ireland) and Art kino mreža Slovenije (Slowenia) – that together count 308 screens in three territories and will be coordinated by Cologne-based video-on-demand and digital distribution experts Rushlake Media and independent consultant Jan Runge. Additional content and network partners are the Event Cinema Association (United Kingdom), Spielfabrique (Germany) and IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Austria).
The social cinema platform Kinema has launched following a $2 million seed funding round backed by key investors, including Kindred Ventures, Lupa System, Galaxy Interactive and I2BF Global Ventures. According to the company, the Kinema platform expands the film marketing and distribution industry by enabling a social and immersive cinema experience. With the goal of eliminating ‘theater deserts’ and expanding access to engaging film, Kinema is building a world-wide network of screening hosts, filmmakers and filmgoers.