Arqiva Helps Cineworld Launch Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story

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Sun, 01/30/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Arqiva provided complete transmission services for Cineworld’s launch of Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story in their UK cinemas.   Arqiva’s SNG/production-facilities truck was deployed to the Cineworld Cinema on Haymarket where it played out and uplinked the film to satellites including Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Platform on IS905. The truck then provided HD filming and uplinking of the live Q&A session with Eddie Izzard hosted by Phil Jupitus in front of a celebrity audience.  The complete event was downlinked and screened by nearly fifty Cineworld cinemas around the UK in November.

 George Eyles head of digital media networks at Arqiva Broadcast & Media says “Arqiva has already successfully provided satellite services for live event Q&As into Cineworld’s digitally enabled cinemas.  The additional transmission of recorded content by the onsite SNG reinforces the range of services offered by Arqiva and how these can be used by rights holders and broadcasters to create unique and exciting live events for digitally enabled cinemas all around the world.  We look forward to working with Cineworld on future events.”