Unique X has added South Africa to its Movie Transit DCP delivery network. In other news, Vue Entertainment has chosen the Unique X Movie Transit DCP content delivery solution in all of its 91 cinemas, a total of 870 screens, throughout the UK and Ireland.
With the roll out of the network ongoing to South African exhibitors, the addition of this key territory sees the Movie Transit network deployed and delivering DCP content to digital cinema, via broadband, in more than a dozen territories worldwide.
The Movie Transit network is part of the world’s largest broadband DCP delivery network, spanning more than 2,800 connected cinemas. In the first six months of 2019, Movie Transit delivered 16.7PB of data to its worldwide networks.
The roll out in South Africa joins the Movie Transit networks installed in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Spain.
Unique X content delivery sales manager Lance Baker said, “In a milestone for Unique X, this is our first deployment of Movie Transit to the African continent and is another huge step forward in the progress of our content delivery business. We look forward to successfully building on our footprint in South Africa, as we have in other territories.”
Regarding the Vue Entertainment agreement, the now complete deployment of Movie Transit will further streamline Vue’s cinema operations, integrating fully with both Unique X’s Smart Trailering and Basekey KDM management solutions, which have already been successfully established across Vue’s network.
Unique X’s agreement with Vue brings the total number of screens connected to the Movie Transit network in the UK and Ireland to over 4,600.
“Vue is dedicated to offering a premium out-of-home entertainment experience and this demands, amongst many other things, innovative and robust technical solutions,” said Roland Jones, executive director, technical services, Vue International. “We have been impressed by the performance and capability of Smart Trailering and Basekey, the addition of Unique X’s Movie Transit content delivery solution is the next step in our drive to optimise cinema operations.”
“We have been working with Vue for five years and have huge respect for both the Vue brand and the technical team. We’re delighted that Movie Transit is now being deployed and look forward to potential further innovations including Rosetta Live,” said Phil Morris, chief commercial officer at Unique X.
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