Daily Cinema Roundup – Tue 21 April

– Despite a proliferation of new multiplexes in the major cities, China still faces a massive cinema shortage reports Xinhuanet. ““Many cities in the western regions still don’t have modern cinemas with multiple screening rooms,” Mao Yu, vice president of…

On-demand films for Brazil’s art-house cinemas

Brazilian e-cinema pioneer Rain Networks is rolling out the movies-on-demand concept to cinemas. The name of the venture, MovieMobz, gives an idea of the potential and challenge that this concept faces – how to get a mob of people to…

Canada opts for e-cinema ghetto for regions

The National Film Board of Canada has launched digital distribution of movies to remote areas of the country, but opted for a lower end e-cinema system over full fledged digital cinema. This means that only local and art house films…

Has Brazil cracked cinema-on-demand concept?

While Tivos and iPod have liberated consumers from the tyranny of fixed TV schedules and pre-set playlist orders of songs, cinemas remain a viewing-by-appointment medium. So could digital technology end this and make it a more show-by-show consumer demand oriented…

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