US Department of Justice Seeks to Block NCM-Screenvision Merger

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a lawsuit with the aim of blocking the proposed USD $375 million merger between US cinema advertising majors National CineMedia Inc. (NCM) and Screenvision LLC. NCM admitted to being both “disappointed”…

Quarterly Results: RealD (Good) and NCM (Not)

We are coming to the end of the current season of quarterly financial results, with RealD and National CineMedia, Inc announcing their respective Q1 2015 and Q2 2014 results. One is good and the other one not so good. Starting…

NCM’s Acquisition of Screenvision Is Hard To Fathom

  To say the announcement of National CineMedia’s acquisition of arch-rival Screenvision stunned the cinema industry would be an understatement, even though the deal had been anticipated for some time. Within the cozy confines of the cinema advertising industry this…

Fathom Brings Los Angeles Philharmonic To Cinemas

After turning the New York Metropolitan Opera into a poster child for alternative content over the past five years, NCM Fathom is hoping to have the same success with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Starting in January of next year Fathom…

Goooaal! Cinedigm Scores With 3D FIFA World Cup Final

This past Sunday Cinedigm, a leading North American digital cinema deployment entity, achieved another live event milestone and I was there to witness it first hand. As we reported back in June, Cinedigm partnered with Sensio Technologies to bring the…

Heavy Metal Heavy Weights Hit The Big Screen

If you’re into heavy metal music then you’ll be happy to hear that some of the world’s biggest head banging bands will be playing live at a theatre near you. On Tuesday, June 22nd, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, otherwise…

Front Row Report: Beer Wars – A Live NCM World Premier

This report just in from our friend and colleague Jerry Pierce: Beer Wars – A Live NCM World Premier Jerry Pierce April 17, 2009 National Cinemedia (NCM) that runs “Fathom” a “live” to the theater network for single play events….

Financials of Met Simulcasts Revealed

It’s no secret that with the success of the Metropolitan Opera’s high definition simulcasts into movie theatres, first rate opera companies around the world have jumped on the alternative content bandwagon and struck deals to have their performances beamed to…

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