Just prior to the Event Cinema Association hosted its Curious About Scandinavia event in Stockholm October 14th, which they both attended, Digital Cinema Report’s European Correspondent Melissa Cogavin spoke with Unique Digital’s Nordic sales director Eyvind Ljungquist about the company’s newest version of RosettaLive and the idea of bringing broadband technology to live exhibition.
Theater Management Systems
Vista Group International’s cinema data measurement company Numero today announced the signing of Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand. Roadshow Films will use Numero’s services to track daily box office results in the Australasian market. Numero has developed its testing and building capabilities and is now delivering the product to the broader film distribution community.
GDC Technology will introduce its award-winning integrated media block and new 16-channel cinema sound processor to cinema owners at India’s Big Cine Expo 2016.
Arts Alliance Media has signed a new direct agreement with Shanghai SFC Film & Television Technology Development to deliver its Lifeguard system monitoring software. Lifeguard provides centralized equipment monitoring and support ticketing capabilities, enabling a comprehensive maintenance service to be provided to cinemas. The deal will see 5,000 cinema screens covered by AAM’s Lifeguard, enhancing the capabilities of SFC’s Network Operations Centre as it serves both SFC screens and those of its external exhibitor customers.
Cineworld Group, one of Europe’s largest cinema businesses and operators of the Cineworld chain, has selected AAM’s Screenwriter Theatre Management System software for more than 750 screens. AAM already supplies Screenwriter TMS software, as well as its Producer enterprise circuit management software, to Cineworld’s 900 screens in the UK. This deal significantly extends AAM’s software footprint across several new geographic areas, including Israel and Eastern Europe.
Unique Digital and Cinedavis today announced the creation of a distribution partnership to provide electronic delivery of feature films for the German market. This partnership will directly benefit from the recently announced alliance between Deluxe Technicolor and Unique Digital to provide a long-term viable future for Deluxe’ customers in terms of content delivery, with Unique as the preferred vendor in agreed territories worldwide. Delivery of feature film to specific exhibitors will be possible by the end of quarter three with a plan to have connected more than 200 cinemas by March 2017.
Arts Alliance Media has been selected by cinema operator Jinyi GuangMei to provide automated scheduling and content management across its entire cinema chain. AAM’s Producer and Screenwriter systems will be deployed for all 150 of JinyiGuangMei’s screens, which span over 15 sites across China. The deal was concluded with AAM’s Chinese reseller partner, Guangdong Pearl River Cine & Video Equipment.
Paramount Pictures is partnering with Atom Tickets to drive ticket sales for the highly anticipated Star Trek Beyond with a creative two-week marketing campaign called Atom 360. Leading up to the July 22 release, the campaign will feature exclusive content from Star Trek Beyond that will premiere inside the app.
Vista Entertainment Solutions has signed an agreement with the Kuwait National Cinema Company to install cinema management software in KNCCtheaters. KNCC is the largest cinema operator in Kuwait currently operating 11 cinemas totalling 54 screens and with plans to open additional sites over the coming year.
Most moviegoers hate waiting in ticket lines. And, according to a recent survey, they also hate slow or worse yet, non-working online ticket services. How much do they hate it? According to the survey, 62 percent of Americans would be disgruntled if they were purchasing movie tickets and the website or app went down, and nearly all (90 percent) agreed that movie ticketing websites and apps should have zero downtime this summer. The survey also revealed which summer blockbusters Americans are the most excited to see. Finding Dory topped the list with 44 percent, followed by the new Star Trek movie (33 percent) and Jason Bourne (32 percent).