Leading distribution and post-production service company Labo has signed a long-term licensing agreement to build and operate an e-delivery network across Latin American countries based on the SHARC distribution platform.
The partners say they plan to quickly connect the majority of exhibitors across the continent using SHARC technology, which, they say, will enable rapid, reliable and secure delivery of digital cinema content over standard Internet connections.
The companies say the Labo and SHARC partnership will enhance theatrical content distribution in the region significantly by improving security, delivery times and transparency. Being able to use any available internet connection, SHARC is also much more flexible and robust than existing satellite-based networks.
Labo has been a long time trusted distribution partner for local distributors and studios alike – and with its strong local presence across the continent, Labo will be able to service and support cinemas and distributors with quick turnaround times and local staff.
“We are very excited about this partnership to bring flexible and secure digital distribution to our markets. SHARC is a trusted brand with international studios and has been very successful with operational networks in many parts of the region,” said Charles Barthe, CEO of Labo.
Thomas Ramin, director of business development for SHARC added, “Labo is the perfect partner for the region and we can’t wait to bring our proven SHARC system to thousands of cinemas across the continent.”