Qube Cinema has introduced Qube Wire, an online digital cinema distribution service designed to eliminate the process of physical digital cinema package transportation. Targeted at the international filmmaking community, Qube Wire offers users a secure, patent-pending service to issue key delivery messages and digitally transport DCPs to theatres globally, having completed a highly successful beta-testing phase in India this year. Now in its initial launch, the service offers a simple and secure online way of issuing KDMs to cinemas worldwide. This will be followed by a commercial launch in early 2017 that will enable the global distribution of DCPs with a unique approach to last-mile delivery.
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For the second year in a row the Jio Mami 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star, October 20-27 used Qube Wire to showcase films of all genres from around the world.
Roundabout Entertainment recently collaborated with Paramount Pictures and Park Circus on a luminous, 4K-restoration of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 classic Romeo and Juliet. The restored film is currently enjoying a new theatrical run as part of Shakespeare Lives, a worldwide program of special events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. The project was made possible through funding from the British Council and the British Film Institute.
Following on from the worldwide 2015 success of the United Nation’s Project Everyone global cinema campaign #WeHaveAPlan, Unique Digital is providing ongoing support for the 2016 initiative #WhatIReallyReallyWant. The new advertising will launch in cinemas on the July 22 and will call on people to share #WhatIReallyReallyWant on social media, igniting a campaign to encourage mass public support for the rights of girls and women worldwide.
MPS has launched its new cinema distribution platform, OnCinema, bringing together MPS’s years of experience in the field to offer long-term, sustainable delivery to the industry.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced that Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, has used the next generation of SMPTE's Digital PROjection VErifier (DPROVE2) to simplify and accelerate adoption of the SMPTE Digital Cinema Package (SMPTE-DCP).
QuVis Technologies has released the Ovation II DCP player 2.1, which the company says is the first player capable of supporting 4K playback in a small form factor and at an affordable price. QuVis spokesman Keith Doughty says the Ovation II is expected to ease the challenges faced by independent film festival organizers for playback and screening. It can also provide a platform for independent film producers to efficiently and effectively test their DCPs before showing them on the big screen.
The Val Morgan Cinema Network has entered into a multi-year deal with Unique Digital, adopting their DCP.io product to provide greater quality control capabilities for advertisers in both Australia and New Zealand. Unique’s DCP.io software validates all content going to screen across the Val Morgan network of screens ensuring integrity and quality for advertisers.
Unique Digital and MACCS International have completed the integration of a full end-to-end digital workflow for digital delivery to cinemas. The integrated systems enable film distributors to automate the delivery of DCPs and KDMs to cinemas via the DCinemaHub and Movie Transit platforms.
Ymagis Group and National Film Transport have agreed to jointly provide Digital Cinema Package duplication services to the UK film industry. As part of this new partnership, Ymagis, through its London-based subsidiary, has set up a new duplication hub for hard drives, using proprietary technology, at NFT’s facility near Heathrow Airport.