Vista Group International Limited has appointed Derek Forbes to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Forbes, currently president, Vista Entertainment Solutions USA, will continue to be based in Los Angeles. Leon Newnham, currently vice president, operations, VES USA will take over from Forbes as president. The announcement was made today by Murray Holdaway, Vista Group chief executive.
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Allure and Christie Experiential Network have released their data driven analytics solution for advertisers powered by Thinaire’s proximity engagement marketing technology platform. Adding the proprietary Thinaire mobile engagement platform will enable CEN’s animated digital posters and experiential displays to serve as launch pads for dynamic mobile advertising and experience-based marketing campaigns for ad agencies, digital out of home buyers and theater owners. CEN has begun a phased rollout of Thinaire’s mobile consumer engagement capabilities across its fully integrated, DOOH advertising network in theater lobbies in North America.
CinemaNext, part of the Ymagis Group, has opened its first French regional sales and technical support office at the Pôle Pixel in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon. Olivier Douet, head of sales for CinemaNext France, Switzerland and Africa, manages the office.
In a first for Vista Group International, its companies Vista Entertainment Solutions and Movio have won a joint proposal to provide their cinema software to Ster-Kinekor Theatres, the largest cinema exhibitor on the African continent.
Movio has won the prestigious 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech Innovative Software Product award for its latest development Movio Media. The award was presented to Movio's chief executive and co-founder Will Palmer at the annual New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards gala at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland on May 20th.
Vista Group International was named PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year at the 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards. The award was presented to Murray Holdaway, CEO of Vista Group International at the annual New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards gala at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on May 20th.
Regal Entertainment Group has selected Arts Alliance Media’s Theatre Management Software to operate its Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center. The complex opened April 1. In addition AAM’s Screenwriter software is playing a key role.
Vista Group has signed Jinyi International Cinemas following a project piloting Vista Entertainment Solutions software in 19 of its cinemas over the past several months. Jinyi is the third largest cinema exhibition chain in China with 138 cinema sites across southern and eastern China. For VES, Jinyi is the second large-scale chain that the company has secured in China in the last 18 months following Dadi Digital Cinema in 2014.
Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema and Unique Digital today announced the creation of a distribution alliance to provide an innovative online Digital Cinema Package delivery solution based on Unique’s Movie Transit network, the first network to offer distribution of theatrical feature films via landline broadband.
ShowBiz Cinemas has chosen GDC Technology for its new Fall Creek entertainment center in Houston, Texas. When ShowBiz Cinemas opened its first entertainment center in Baytown, Texas in late October 2015, it had unique advantages over the competition: 10 movie theatres, 14 bowling lanes and a full bar, not to mention a passion for providing the best customer service.