Atea, the number
one supplier of IT infrastructure products and services in the Nordic and
Baltic region and Unique Digital Limited Ireland, the leading digital cinema
software supplier, have reached agreement to roll out Unique’s MovieTransit™
™, Unique’s market leading content
distribution solution, has been fully operational to all
cinemas in Norway for over 12 months and in that time over 20,000 DCP features (over 6
PetaBytes of data in total) have been delivered. The system comprises a bespoke
client receiver per cinema running Unique’s proprietary software that optimizes
available bandwidth with dedicated local distribution nodes connected to Unique’s own 10Gb
terrestrial backbone supported by Telenor Norway and TeliaSonera Sweden.
with the largest system integrator vendor Atea provides Unique with financial
solutions for an accelerated roll out of MovieTransit™ to over 5,000 cinemas internationally. The
first 600 units have already been deployed in Europe and are either fully operational or
in trial. A further 600 will be deployed over the next 8 weeks.
“Disney have been
using Unique’s MovieTransit system in Norway for over a year and anticipate making
use of it more widely as Unique roll out internationally. Unique have been a leading
innovator in this area and have consistently delivered a great service to Disney,” commented
Saul Mahoney (Executive Director, Digital Cinema Operations EMEA at Disney) .
“Unique Digital are
proud to have led the market in delivering the first complete territory network for digital
feature distribution and have developed a solution and support tools that are both robust
and client friendly,” stated Chris Hagan, Chairman of Unique Digital Limited. “This new
partnership with Atea will allow us to both consolidate our market position and fulfil
the requirements of distributors and exhibitors in other countries.”
“We are pleased to
announce this partnership with Unique Digital, and we are excited to be working with them
on the roll out of this innovative business. Atea’s strength in IT infrastructure is a
perfect match for Unique’s software expertise,” commented Dag Fodstad, CEO of
Atea AS in Norway.
Atea is the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure with approximately 6,600 employees. Atea is present in 82 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assist its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services. Atea had revenue of approximately NOK 21 billion in 2012 and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. www.atea.com