Find Companies:
Digital Cinema Technology Aug. 20, 2017
Register & Log in

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS


# 1985 GE

Skip Navigation LinksStart/Menu > Find Press Releases > Refresh this page
London, UK—Nov 15, 2010

Arts Alliance Media Sends Green Day to Cinemas Via Satellite in A European First

Arts Alliance Media’s latest theatrical release, Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown, has scored a European first in being transmitted by satellite to a significant proportion of sites across Europe where it is playing from today, November 15th.  

It is the first time cinemas have been able to receive a film in multiple countries simultaneously without the need for the transportation of a physical print. The film is being released in conjunction with Cinema Events LLC, MTV World Stage, Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records.
Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading digital cinema company, in collaboration with partners Arqiva Broadcast & Media, transmitted the feature to over 50 sites in the UK and France, including sites of Apollo Cinemas, Cineworld, and CGR Cinemas. The film, which is being released entirely in digital, was mastered by AAM’s in-house Content Services division, and then transferred electronically to Arqiva’s Chalfont Teleport, where it was uplinked to satellite and transmitted simultaneously to multiple cinema sites. Once the film is downloaded centrally in a complex, the sites Theatre Management System allows the content to be transferred to, and played out from, any screen. The trailer was also delivered via satellite to many sites.
Victoria Galloway, Content and Distributor Services Director of Arts Alliance Media explained “Being able to transmit films by satellite is not only technologically exciting, it’s also tremendously efficient, and we’re thrilled to be the first to achieve this milestone. Being able to deliver the film DCP (Digital Cinema Package) to the cinema for it to be available for every screen without the need of a physical DCP hard drive saves both the distributor and the exhibitor time, effort and money.”
Many cinemas that have been equipped with digital equipment have also been fitted with satellite systems, which allow exhibitors to screen live events, such as concerts, director Q&As, plays and sports, as well as receiving traditional content without the need for hard drives. The content transmitted is a complete DCP, in full 2k digital cinema quality, and is transmitted fully encrypted to the cinema. In order to be played out in a screen, the content also requires a valid KDM (Key Delivery Message) from the distributor.
Arts Alliance Media first used satellite technology to transmit features two years ago, when the Palme D’Or winning film Entre Les Murs was sent to CGR Villenave d’Ornon in Bordeaux as a successful test transmission. The release of Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown is the widest release to date in Europe to be sent to cinemas in this way.
Recorded by MTV at the OlympiaHalle Munich, Germany during the band’s amazing 21st Century Breakdown tour, Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown presents Green Day in all their glory on the big screen, in high definition digital cinema and with surround sound audio.  Featuring all the hits including 21st Century Breakdown, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, When I Come Around, American Idiot and many more, the film is playing across Europe for one night only, in over 250 screens. For full cinema listings, please see

Arts Alliance Media Contacts:
Alessandra Skarlatos 
 +44 (0)20 7751 7543 
Logo: Arts Alliance Media About Arts Alliance Media: Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. It offers a wide range of software solutions to exhibitors which allow them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow revenues, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.  Its software touches over 25,000 digital screens globally, while AAM’s network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens. Clients include Cinépolis, Wanda, Hoyts and Odeon UCI.  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. Arts Alliance Media Directory page Arts Alliance Media Web Site
Similar Press Releases
More PR About: Digital Distribution More
Search for press releases
Learn More About:
Countries: United Kingdom More

Share this page:
More Arts Alliance Media Press Releases: Jul 26, 2017 Malaysian Exhibitor MBO Cinemas Embraces Automated and Centralised Operations with Arts Alliance Media’s Producer Software Solution Jan 18, 2017 Arts Alliance Media Software To Manage Content And Film Scheduling Across Six Sundance Film Festival Venues Aug 24, 2016 Shanghai Film Corporation Signs Deal with AAM to Deliver Lifeguard to 5,000 Screens Aug 11, 2016 Cineworld Group Selects AAM to Deliver TMS Software to Over 750 More Screens Aug 2, 2016 Jinyi GuangMei Selects AAM Software to Deliver First-Class Cinema Experiences Across China May 17, 2016 Regal Entertainment Group selects AAM’s Theatre Management Software Mar 21, 2016 AAM Brings New Digital Innovation to Exhibitors with Launch of the Thunderstorm Online Marketplace Mar 15, 2016 Arts Alliance Media Solidifies North American Presence with Appointment of Two New Sales Managers Sep 23, 2015 Arts Alliance Media Partners with San Sebastian International Film Festival for a Second Year Aug 12, 2015 Fast-Growing Chinese Exhibitor Jackie Chan Cinema Selects Arts Alliance Media Software to Manage Cinema Operations Jun 23, 2015 Dutch Exhibitor JT Cinema Centralises Operations with Arts Alliance Media’s Producer Software Apr 21, 2015 Say It Large with Cinecardz® Feb 11, 2015 Cinemeccanica Partners with Arts Alliance Media to Offer AAM’s Screenwriter TMS with Cinecloud Server Feb 5, 2015 Arts Alliance Media’s Cinema Software to Power Over 1,500 of Wanda Cinema Line’s Screens in China Dec 9, 2014 China’s Wanda Cinema Line Announces Long Term Strategic Partnership with Arts Alliance Media Dec 8, 2014 Arts Alliance Media Launches More Flexible Software Suite at Cineasia Oct 27, 2014 Mars Cinema Group Goes Big with Arts Alliance Media’s Complete Suite of Digital Cinema Software Oct 24, 2014 Take Your Cinema with You. Introducing the Screenwriter Mobile Companion App. Oct 9, 2014 Arts Alliance Media’s Screenwriter TMS is Certified Cinema Reloaded Ready Oct 3, 2014 Arts Alliance Media Takes Cinema Advertising To the Next Level at the SAWA Convention in Berlin More
©Copyright 2003 - 2017 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement