XDC, the leading digital cinema service company in Europe, signs a cooperation agreement with More2Screen, UK-based digital entertainment company, to provide, in selected European countries, digital mastering and distribution logistical services for their alternative content titles.
The opera performances from Glyndebourne (www.glyndebourne.com), the first UK Opera house to screen in digital cinemas, as well as other alternative content titles distributed by More2Screen, will now be digitally processed by the XDC Digital Content Lab in order to allow audiences European cinemas to enjoy the magic of alternative content on the big screen. The initial agreement signed between XDC and More2Screen is for the technology cinema services required for the distribution of content in digital file format to digital screens installed in Benelux, UK, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Other territories should be added soon.
"We are very proud to have been selected by More2Screen as its technology partner in Europe. This is a result of our successful track-record for several years with hundreds of titles and thousands of digital copies processed by our Digital Content Lab," said Fabrice Testa, Vice President Sales & Business Development, XDC. "We are used to serving a lot of cinemas all over Europe. Besides digital mastering, we also offer added-value services like extranet applications, NOC (Network Operations Centre) services and a multilingual helpdesk available all day and all week"
"The 'Glyndebourne on Screen' opera series demands the highest quality of digital services. We already knew that XDC are among the best in the field and they didn't disappoint. We've been highly impressed by the team's proficiency and its commitment to developing this exciting area of new programming in partnership with us here at More2Screen" added Christine Costello, Director, More2Screen.
Bernard Collard, Executive Vice President & General Manager, XDC concluded: "We are delighted to work with More2Screen. Over a few years, they have demonstrated an impressive experience in alternative content, and they are dedicated to bring the most beautiful and amazing shows to the big screen."