The Real Reason That Carmike Bought Digiplex

Is A. Dale (“Bud”) Mayo the savviest man in US exhibition? One thing is for sure, after Carmike’s acquisition of Digiplex he is one of the country’s richest cinema entrepreneurs, with a hat-trick of deals in the last 15 years….

Cinedigm Year-End Figures Shows Company Treading Water

Cinedigm has published its Q4 and year-end financial figures for fiscal 2009, which make for interesting reading, given that the company is the only* publicly listed third-party digital cinema operator. The good news is that the company is treading water,…

Digital Cinema Integrators Continue to Bleed Money

There is a standing joke in the industry that to make a small fortune in digital cinema you need to start with a large fortune. Sadly, this sentiment seems to be vindicated by the latest quarterly figures from Cinedigm (formerly…

AccessIT Signs VPF Deal With Overture Films

When it comes to virtual print fees all the talk lately has been about which studios have signed with Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, however there are other integrators signing distributors to VPF deals.  For instance, AccessIT announced on Wednesday that…

AccessIT To Beam Live 3-D Events To Theatres

Having announced their CineLive offering at ShowEast in October of 2007, and with the success of the live 3-D broadcast of a Dallas Maverick’s basketball game, AccessIt announced on Monday that it would be beaming live events in 3-D to…

AccessIT Wins Cinema Buying Group Bid

After months of industry speculation, the Cinema Buying Group (CBG) has finally announced which digital cinema integrator they will be going with to help roll out the emerging technology to its more than 600 members in the United States and…

Disney digs ESPN sports with AccessIT

Trust Disney to have foresight and show initiative when it comes to alternative content in digital cinemas. While the NFL is sending cease and desist letters to Wisconsin cinemas showing Packer games, Disney has teamed up with AccessIT through its…

DDCinema Beams Opera To European Cinemas

On Sunday January 27th, Distribution Digital Cinema (DDCinema), the joint venture between XDC, Qubo and Dynamic, jump started their operations by broadcasting a live performance of composer Arrigo Boito’s opera “Mefistofele” from the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy to 19…

2007 – the Year of Opera at the Movies

If there was one true surprise in the digital cinema industry this year it was that people were prepared to pay a premium for a night at the opera at their local multiplex. It was the New York Metropolitan Opera…

French Servers For French D-Cinema

Much to no-one’s surprise, French cinema chain CGR will use Doremi servers for their digital cinema deployment with Arts Alliance Media (AAM). This has less to do with both companies being French (though it doesn’t exactly hurt) than with AAM’s…

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