In July 2021, the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition named longtime film industry veteran Howard Kiedaisch to take the reigns as CEO, in the wake of Randolph Blotky’s decision to step down. DCDC, the satellite network originally formed by AMC Theatres Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros., now has more than 800 sites that can receive exclusive live cinema events. Those sites represent more than 3,100 theatres and more than 33,000 screens across the U.
Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition
Two years ago this month, a new organization – the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition – launched what was then billed as “the industry’s first-ever digital theatrical delivery service.” With the launch, DCDC began servicing its founding companies by transporting feature films and other content via satellite across the United States. That DCDC was not the first to do this was beside the point. DCDC had the backing and the blessing of those founding members: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres and AMC Theatres. Today, DCDC has a virtual lock on its market, but questions remain regarding its long-range potential.