International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC), a global leader in providing IP-based datacasting solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content, announced that it has entered into a partnership to supply Arqiva with its comprehensive digital cinema-specific content distribution applications and remote site equipment.
Arqiva had previously selected IDC and implemented an initial network placing IDC in the vanguard of digital cinema distribution service providers in Europe. With this next phase, Arqiva will significantly expand the deployment of its network to cinemas — powered by IDC's digital cinema-specific remote site solutions — providing a fully managed electronic delivery service across Europe for its media distributor clients. These systems power the delivery of feature-length films, movie trailers, and live alternative content such as sporting events, concerts, and theatrical exhibitions to cinemas equipped with the Arqiva Digital Cinema satellite system.
Arqiva's Satellite & Media Commercial Director, Barrie Woolston, commented, "Our development teams have been working collaboratively over recent months to develop a platform that provides Arqiva with significant operational efficiencies. IDC has played a significant role in supporting our aspirations to become the principle network for the delivery of digital cinema packages (DCP's) in Europe and we look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour in the months to come as we roll out even greater functionality for our network partners."
Fred Godard, President and CEO of IDC commented, "Digital cinema is a market segment in which IDC's mix of technical innovation and reliability are in great demand. We are gratified to have this prestigious network in our portfolio and look forward to a continued strong relationship with this important customer."