Ian Riches joins Qube’s team for Digital Distribution
Qube Cinema is proud to announce the appointment of Ian Riches to further develop Qube Wire’s digital distribution business in South East Asia. Qube Wire currently provides distribution services in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Both distributors and exhibitors are requesting content and KDM delivery via Qube Wire in more countries across the region.
Ian Riches has prolific experience in the cinema industry, particularly the South East Asian market. This expertise will help Qube Wire successfully expand our electronic delivery network across the region.
Ian comes to Qube after a successful career in the UK with AMC/UCI and UCI (now United) Cinemas, Japan. Additionally, he spent several years in Singapore helping expand Village Roadshow’s exhibition partnerships in Malaysia (TGV), Thailand (EGV) and India (PVR). Subsequently, with Loews Cineplex he was involved in ventures in Korea and Vietnam. Ian was a founding member of Megastar (now CGV) Vietnam. More recently, he has served as the Managing Director of Golden Duck’s Malaysia office and as director of projects for Cinepolis Indonesia.
Speaking on the opportunities in the region, Ian Riches says, “I am delighted to be joining the very established and talented team at Qube Cinema. South East Asia is a growing and thriving market for content distribution and I am excited to be at the forefront with Qube Wire to expand its digital distribution footprint.”
Nigel Dennis, Senior Vice President, Sales sees real positives from the appointment, “It’s fantastic to have Ian onboard; he knows the needs of distributors and exhibitors in the territory perfectly. We know that providing the best product and service is always our goal, and we believe that once clients see and use Qube Wire for themselves, they’ll recognize those qualities immediately.
Qube Wire is more than just a distribution tool, and the industry is seeing that too. We are directly servicing over 100 countries across the world now, with growing territories signing up to use our content delivery platform.”
About Qube Wire
Qube Wire is a self-service, single-window system for global theatrical distribution. With a simple yet comprehensive user interface, distributors can manage their digital cinema assets, assign territorial rights for their content, and have their Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) and keys (aka Key Delivery Messages or KDMs) delivered to movie theatres across the world. Theatres can manage their own digital cinema device details and access their Universal Inbox on the Qube Wire service as well.