Auckland, New Zealand & Waterloo, Canada (October 24, 2017) – Veezi, the cloud-based cinema management solution for independent cinemas engineered by Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), is delighted to announce the release of a dedicated Virtual Reality ticketing solution for the burgeoning worldwide VR market.
With customers already live in France, USA, Canada and New Zealand, including IMAX and Ctrl V, the Veezi VR solution has been market tested and proven and is attracting strong customer interest globally.
VR Ticketing is a distinct segment in the ticketing business, with customers typically booking 15-minute slots, but with none of the film programming/film hire calculations associated with cinema ticketing.
“We’re seeing significant growth in the VR business world-wide, with new startups, existing exhibition circuits, and other industry players entering the market”, says Kimbal Riley, CEO of Vista Cinema.
“Building on our expertise in the cinema ticketing business, we set out to create an offer that appealed specifically to independent operators in the VR space, operators who are often still trying to find their way in terms of the best operational and marketing models.”
Veezi’s President, Matthew Preen, says the VR sector is still in its infancy, but starting to gain real traction: “There are some unique challenges associated with the VR concept and we’re delighted to help our customers meet them.
“As part of this process, we’re spending a lot of time with our customers and other industry players to better understand what they need and deliver an outstanding solution. This conversation is also allowing our customers to tailor their strategies based on the experience we bring.”
Ctrl V Franchise Manager Josh Brooks says: “Veezi has been integral to Ctrl V’s expansion, making the setup of new locations as seamless as possible with Veezi’s current theatre-focused capabilities.”
About Vista Entertainment Solutions’ Veezi:
Veezi is a cloud-based SaaS cinema management solution built specifically for cinema exhibitors in the Small Circuit Market, categorised as those with fewer than 20 screens and also referred to as ‘Independent’ Cinemas. Veezi has customers in more than 20 countries with the total market opportunity estimated to exceed 20,000 cinema sites. Like the Vista Cinema suite, new functionality is continuously added to Veezi to meet the growing demands of the Independent Cinema community and its moviegoers.
About Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’):
Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd (Vista Cinema) is the world leader in cinema management software solutions with installations in more than 80 countries around the world and an estimated 38% global market share in the Large Cinema Circuit market. The Vista Cinema software product line comprises multiple modules, integrated and scalable, suited to cinema exhibitors operating 20+ screens and 100s of cinemas. Vista Cinema is head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand and has subsidiaries incorporated in Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Cape Town and Mexico City.
About Vista Group International:
Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Cinema, the core business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Cinema Market), movieXchange (connecting the movie industry to simplify the promotion and sale of movie tickets), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence (business intelligence solutions), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information) provide an innovative range of complementary products across additional film industry sectors, from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has offices located in New Zealand (Auckland HQ), Sydney, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Mexico City, South Africa, the Netherlands and Romania.
About Ctrl V:
Ctrl V Inc., is a federal Canadian Corporation, headquartered in Waterloo, Canada. Its US counterpart, Ctrl V Partners LLC, is a Delaware company in the United States. Ctrl V is North America’s first virtual reality arcade, specializing in providing an incredible and unparalleled experience by ensuring each VR encounter is of the highest quality.