Malaysian Exhibitor MBO Cinemas Embraces Automated and Centralised Operations With Arts Alliance Media’s Producer Software Solution
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) together with the Goldenduck Group have announced that leading Malaysian exhibitor MBO Cinemas has fully deployed AAM’s enterprise TMS software solution, Producer.
MBO Cinemas is the first exhibitor in South East Asia to centralise all their operations at head office with Arts Alliance Media’s Producer. From one central point at head office, MBO can monitor and manage all content, KDMs, reporting, and pre-show advertising and trailers.
Mariam El Bacha, Director of Operations at MBO Cinemas, said of the deployment “Producer has revolutionised our operations. It allows us to control our cinema circuit in the way we want much more easily, and the improved visibility means we can resolve issues quickly and maintain our high customer service standards. Taking full advantage of Producer’s automations means building our playlists is faster, more flexible, and more accurate.”
Producer is designed to control and monitor the status of all the sites in a circuit, displaying playback details in real-time and highlighting any upcoming issues for proactive resolution. Content can be managed remotely and pre-show packs of ads and trailers built from head office – saving staff time at sites and reducing the possibility of human error.
Since deploying Producer, MBO’s content and monitoring operations have been handled by a single staff member at head office. Successfully streamlining operations and automating sites’ day to day tasks has afforded staff time to add value in other customer-facing areas.
MBO Cinemas has been using AAM’s Theatre Management System, Screenwriter, to manage content, playlists and scheduling on all 200 of their screens for four years. Upgrading to Producer extends and centralises that functionality, providing MBO with improved control and visibility across their circuit’s operations.
John Aalbers, CEO at Arts Alliance Media, added “MBO are one of our most forward-thinking customers. We are delighted that they have embraced the concept of full automation and centralised operations. This is clearly an emerging trend in Cinema focused on enabling superior accuracy and quality as well as more aggressive cost control.”
About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. We offer a wide range of solutions to exhibitors which enable them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.
Our software touches over 25,000 digital screens globally, while AAM’s network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.
AAM’s latest offering is Thunderstorm– a unique online marketplace for cinema where exhibitors can browse the latest technologies to enable them to increase revenues and improve customer interaction.
About MBO Cinemas
MBO Cinemas is one of Malaysia’s leading exhibitors with over 200 screens nationwide
About Goldenduck Group
The Goldenduck Group, based in Bangkok, Thailand, with offices in the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore provides a complete range of cinema and auditorium services from conception and design through provision of digital projection and audio equipment, cinema operation and related technical services. Other strong operational areas include ProAV and broadcast equipment, technical support services, and digital film mastering and content duplication. GDG services over 1,000 screens across the region and is S. E. Asia’s largest digital cinema systems integrator.