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.
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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.
To boost customer confidence in the indoor air quality throughout its facility, the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia has installed a custom-designed array of UVC light fixtures. Digital Light Sources supplied the system, which was engineered and installed by Mathias Environmental.
With box office numbers in China returning to pre-pandemic levels and on the heels of a record-breaking Chinese New Year, Broadway Cinema has agreed to add four new Imax theaters across several iconic locations in downtown Shanghai, including One East, located in the heart of Huangpu Riverside, the first flagship property managed and operated by Brookfield Properties in Shanghai.
The trade group Cinema Technology Community has released a white paper focusing on uplifting presentation quality with Series 1 and 2 digital projectors that provides useful insights to cinema exhibitors both large and small who may find themselves needing to operate aging equipment for the short to mid-term.
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television call for submissions for its film preservation grants for the 2020 cycle is still open but time is running out. The extended deadline is May 1.
Enhancing its theatres to offer guests a one-of-a-kind movie experience, Humax Cinema hired Xebex to design and install Harman Professional cinema audio technology that delivers incredible sound. Featuring 10 screens and accommodating up to 1,200 guests, Humax Cinema is one of the most versatile movie complexes in Japan. In addition to showing films, the cinema doubles as a multipurpose venue that hosts jazz performances and other live sound events.
Cinionic, the Barco, CGS and ALPD cinema joint venture, has selected Transformation Entertainment Group as a preferred partner of Laser Light Upgrade Kits for cinema projectors in North America, including product sales, integration, installation, and service.
The British mid-market private equity firm LDC has invested in Sohonet, an international provider of connectivity, collaboration software, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry. LDC’s investment will support the existing management team, led by CEO Chuck Parker, to further build on its international growth strategy and explore complementary acquisitions.