The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy is continuing a coordinated attack on copyright pirates in North America, ensuring that unauthorized services and retailers are held responsible through massive judgments and that their platforms are shut down. Representing more than 140 television channels from Europe, Brazil, the Middle East and South Asia, IBCAP, along with technical services provided by Nagra, is proactively monitoring and identifying unauthorized video services, collecting evidence and assisting with legal actions.
Distribution & Exhibition
Cinenso has launched the Cinenso Channel, a secure platform, with multi-digital rights management, and payment infrastructure and storage at a nominal cost for global programmers of independent film content, from short films to niche genre films. It will enable curators – including scholars, rights holders and programmers – to create channels for film screenings, discussions, and archival content.
Vista Group companies Numero and Maccs have named Jim Zak senior vice president, North America. Zak will be based in Los Angeles and report to Numero and Maccs chief executive, and Numero co-founder, Simon Burton.
Zurich-based cinema advertising agency Copine has signed a five-year agreement to deploy Unique X's Advertising Accord software to innovate the sale of cinema advertising to and ensure automated delivery to the cinema screens of their Swiss exhibitor partners.
National CineMedia and the American Television Media Group, a nationwide provider of digital-out-of-home advertising, have united in a new advertising sales relationship that will allow brands to connect with movie fans through high-definition toppers located on FCTI ATMs at 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
The Lumineers – in collaboration with Artists Den Entertainment and CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks – are proud to announce the theatrical premiere of The Lumineers: Live from the Artists Den. The full-length concert film will be presented in an exclusive double feature alongside III, the motion picture companion to the two-time Grammy Award-nominated band’s landmark album, III.
Venice Cinemas has deployed a suite of innovative projection and content management solutions to deliver awe-inspiring visuals in its upgraded multiplex in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Located in the bustling business district of Zhongli, Venice Cinemas is spread across two buildings connected by an iconic, red-colored pedestrian bridge reminiscent of those found in Venice, Italy. It recently underwent a major facelift by adding five new halls at the basement level, boosting the total number of cinema auditoriums from 10 to 15. These five new halls are equipped with 8.5-meter (27.8 foot) screens, adorned in special color schemes, and connected to a spacious lobby featuring highly immersive waterfall projections that accentuates the multiplex’s distinctive aquatic theme.
At its March virtual meeting, SMPTE Hollywood will introduce media technologies to TikTok, the short-form social video app where memes (and stars) are born. A panel of experts will explain how TikTok became a worldwide phenomenon with more than a billion active monthly users, and how the 15- to 60-second videos it hosts reach audiences far greater than any cable or streaming service with much less investment in infrastructure and execution.
Nagra has been selected by U.S.-based Eventive, a leading platform in virtual cinema, to use Nagra’s forensic watermarking and multi-digital rights management tools to protect every film on its virtual screening platform.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has begun a long-term partnership with the Harlem Film House’s Hip Hop Film Festival by introducing The Vanguard Collection. Now available on Alamo on Demand, the series includes important and influential films about the Black experience and will also feature exclusive content and perspectives from voices of the Hip Hop culture.