CineEurope: Data – a New Goldmine?

This post is a transcription composed in real-time during one of the many seminars at CineEurope 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. As such we often paraphrase the presentations being given. The rise of smartphones and internet bookings has pushed cinemas into…

CineEurope: Interview with Showtime Analytics’ Joe Spurling

In the run-up to CineEurope 2015 CJ is interviewing and profiling several leading companies, trade bodies and people to capture the mood of the cinema industry in Europe. It may have ben Showtime Analytics’ first CinemaCon this year, but the…

CJ @ CinemaCon: Q&A Interview with Arts Alliance Media

In the run-up to CinemaCon 2015 CJ is interviewing and profiling several leading companies, trade bodies and people to capture the mood of the cinema industry as it enters its post-digital era. Arts Alliance Media (AAM) was an early digital…

SPI First Cinema to Integrate With Uber API

India’s SPI Cinemas (formerly Sathyam Cinemas) has become the first exhibitor in the world to integrate with the Uber API for the city of Chennai. The deal between one of south India’s best known cinema brands and the world’s largest…

CJ Coverage at NAB and CinemaCon

NAB and CinemaCon are upon us. I am happy to announce that I will be covering them for CJ as well as CineTechGeek video-blog. This year at NAB I have a theme. “Emerging SMPTE standards and how they will be…

How Smartphones Rule Cinema Ticketing in China

The boom in China’s box office is mainly attributed to the growth in the number of modern multiplexes catering to a growing middle class. Yet an equally important role has been played by convenience of mobile ticketing, which enables flexibility,…

Apollo Gets More From Sony and Vista

Over the past week Apollo Cinemas has decided that more is… well, more. The United Kingdom’s sixth largest exhibition chain is partnering with Sony Digital Cinema to bring more 3D alternative content to its customers and they have selected Vista…

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