Morocco has just become the 41st member of the European Audiovisual Observatory. The decision was made by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, which met in Strasbourg on December 13th. The Strasbourg-based Observatory, which is part of the Council of Europe, provides facts, figures, and economic and legal analysis of the audiovisual industries in Europe including cinema, television, video, on-demand services and Internet.
Distribution & Exhibition
Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex) is acquiring the South Pike Cinema 10, Sarver, Pennsylvania, from Cheswick Theaters Inc.
Cinelive has signed with KenCast to implement the Digital Cinema Package delivery format to the more than 150 movie theaters that are already part of Cinelive’s network. KenCast’s DCDC delivery system CinemaPro enables delivery of very large movie files and live events, and includes simultaneous recording for time-shifting with its DVR features, allowing delivery to multiple screens, as well as recording of events for later play out.
Cinemeccanica and IMG Cinemas Multiplex have introduced what the companies are calling the first immersive cinema in the world. Located in Venezia Mestre, Italy, the theatre opened last week.
Dolby Laboratories and Grupo Cinemex, recipient of the 2013 ShowEast International Achievement Award in Exhibition, announced today that Cinemex will install the Dolby Atmos cinema sound platform in 20 theatres.
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Dolby Atmos playback in its servers. The Qube XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers are the first in the Qube server line to be evaluated to support Dolby Atmos playback with software updates expected to be available in early 2014. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, even overhead, to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
QSC Audio Products has introduced three new cost-effective loudspeakers for smaller cinemas that the company says meet sound output requirements without compromising sound quality.
Croatian digital cinema and AV systems integrator LMT Laboratory of Multimedia Technologies, Zagreb, has reported that virtually Croatian art, municipal and independent cinemas are fully equipped with the latest generation of digital cinema equipment. The company was awarded the public tender for the digitalization of independent cinemas in Croatia in July 2013
San Francisco-based Fandor has announced new partnerships with Cinedigm, Factory 25 and Oscilloscope Laboratories that the company believes will reinforce its commitment to expand the depth of their library with high quality and distinctive independent films from every genre.
Golden Screen Cinemas, the leading multiplex operator in Malaysia, is the first to install the Dolby Atmos sound platform in Malaysia. The White Storm, directed by one of Hong Kong's most renowned film directors, Benny Chan, and starring prominent Hong Kong actors Louis Koo and Ching Wan Lau was the first Dolby Atmos film to be showcased at the theatre.