With many cinemas around the world looking to improve their engagement and relationships with customers, Arts Alliance Media today announces the launch of its Thunderstorm platform. A new and unique global online marketplace, Thunderstorm enables cinemas to drive enhanced customer engagement and boost revenues. It brings innovation directly to exhibitors, giving them a portfolio of applications and technologies that can help attract new customers, enhance the customer experience and improve theatre management. Ultimately, Thunderstorm provides exhibitors with a number of opportunities to substantially improve revenues and maximize cost efficiencies.
Theater Management Systems
Arts Alliance Media has appointed two new U.S.-based sales managers to handle sales to exhibitors throughout North America. Mark Kamiyama and Peter Kim will be working throughout America and Canada to bring AAM’s market-leading software to cinema owners of all sizes.
Unique Digital has expanded its Movie Transit Network to include the cinemas of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Directed from Unique Digital’s local office in Vilnius, Unique Digital has deployed the Movie Transit network for feature film delivery in all three Baltic countries in a rollout conducted in less than two months.
The Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, today announced their decision to share and distribute their vast library of classic Swedish films for cinema audiences in partnership with Unique Digital’s Movie Transit network. The Swedish Film Heritage, consisting of more than 8,600 titles, is currently being digitized by the Swedish Film Institute to make selected features available to Swedish cinema audiences everywhere. Utilizing the Movie Transit Network, Swedish Cinema goers will now be able to experience classics such as Körkarlen (1921) by Victor Sjöström, Såsom I en spegel (1961) by Ingmar Bergman, Amorosa (1986) by Mai Zetterling, and Resan till Melonia (1989) by Per Åhlin.
Ymagis Group and Helios today announced an agreement for the deployment of content delivery technologies at Helios multiplexes across Poland. Under the terms of the agreement, the entire Helios cinema circuit (206 screens, 37 sites) is set to be equipped with Ymagis Group’s proprietary electronic receiver equipment before the end of March.
Movio has signed Vue Entertainment for its Movio Cinemaplatform. Vue is part of Vue International, one of the largest cinema groups outside the United States. Implementation will begin in February at all Vue cinema locations in England and Ireland. Sarah Lewthwaite, Movio’s strategic partnerships director for the EMEA Region, and Dominic Rowell, commercial director at Vue, made the announcement.
MediaDirect Norway has chosen Unique Digital’s Advertising Accord to provide advertising sales & pre-show management systems. Advertising Accord went live with MDN February 1.
Ymagis today reported its consolidated revenue figures for the fourth quarter of 2015. For the quarter, the group’s revenue amounted to €51.6 million, an increase of 20.7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. For the 2015 fiscal year, the company generated cumulated revenue of €157.7 million, an increase of 86.4 percent over the prior year period on a reported basis, and an increase of 4.8 percent over the 2014 fiscal year pro forma.
A new report predicts the theatre management systems market to grow at a CAGR of 9.75 percent during the period 2016-2020.The rapidly growing film entertainment industry is the primary growth driver for this market. The increase in the number of box offices releases every week has further expedited the growth of cinema halls globally, which has consequently increased the adoption of theatre management systems and has thereby supplemented the market revenue.
A film like Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes along once in a very great while. With the support of Veezi, independent theatre owners were able to participate in the film’s phenomenal theatrical performance incident-free, the company says.