Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced that it has successfully completed a terrestrial electronic distribution of feature and trailer content to Theatres at Mall of America®.
As part of the test, Technicolor delivered content directly to its distribution platform that was deployed at Theatres at Mall of America. Electronic delivery offers the benefit of redundancy, as well as operational efficiencies. In addition, terrestrial electronic delivery leverages existing infrastructure, and offers ease of installation and integration for exhibitor customers.
“Technicolor is constantly evaluating new electronic methods of feature and trailer distribution to theatres to complement its existing satellite and hard drive delivery platforms,” said Curt Behlmer, senior vice president of Technicolor’s Digital Cinema business. “We are excited to promote new solutions that make the delivery of feature and trailer content as seamless as possible by utilizing broadband connectivity, combined with Technicolor’s electronic distribution platform.”
Technicolor currently owns and operates the largest digital cinema satellite distribution network in North America, and as a result, the company saw an opportunity for terrestrial electronic distribution for theatre locations that have sufficient high speed broadband connectivity.
“Theatres at Mall of America is an innovative industry leader focused on enhancing the theatre-going experience,” said Jill Renslow, Managing Director of Entertainment and Business Development at Mall of America. “As an independent theater, our partnership with Technicolor and their success on the terrestrial electronic distribution continue to keep Theatres at Mall of America on the forefront.”
As testing progresses, Technicolor plans to make this form of delivery a regular occurrence for the Theatres at the Mall of America and is looking to expand the solution at qualified sites.
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