Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture
providing a new visual standard with enhanced services and technology solutions, announces a
significant expansion in its relationship with one of the world’s largest theater chains,
Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE), to continue delivering an elevated movie-going experience
for audiences worldwide. Cinionic will illuminate Cineworld Group operated theaters in the
U.S., EU and UK with enhanced services and award-winning portfolio
of Barco laser projectors, including the newly launched Barco Series 4.
Over the next 18 months, Cineworld will upgrade and deploy over
1,000 projectors worldwide with Barco Laser solutions to deliver new visual standard in
cinema, supported by Barco Alchemy media servers and maintained for the next decade
through Cinionic’s enhanced services. Cineworld Group operates 9500+ screens across 10
countries and is a leader in the movie exhibition industry, with chains such as Regal (US),
Cineworld (UK) and Cinema City (EU). Through Cinionic’s best-in-class technology and
enhanced solutions, Cineworld continues to deliver on its promise to be the ‘best place to
watch a movie’ and enhance its global footprint.
“Today, exhibitors are looking at ways to enhance the movie-going experience with the best
images and unparalleled efficiency through laser projection and advanced service solutions.
Cineworld is a longstanding partner and we are honored that they are choosing Cinionic to
power the visual standard for moviegoers today and tomorrow,” said Wim Buyens, CEO of
Cinionic. “Building on our strong foundations, we are extending our relationship to bring
innovation and services that further Cineworld’s mission around the world for years to
Cineworld’s rollout plan engages the full range of Barco Laser projector solutions including
the new Barco Series 4 platform. Announced during CinemaCon 2019, Barco Series 4
delivers the highest quality visual experience in cinema for moviegoers today, future proofed
for tomorrow; leveraging 4K, RGB-Laser, as well as being ready for 4K 120fps high frame rate,
high-dynamic-range (HDR) and onboard Barco Colorgenic™ delivering wide-color-gamut
capabilities. Series 4 leads the industry as the most environmentally-friendly and energyefficient platform with Barco EcoPure™.
The Series 4 platform was developed in partnership with exhibitors globally, including
Cineworld. The group selected the Barco Series 4 as an integral part of the exhibitor’s plan
to power new build theaters and their expansive refresh and renewal strategy.
“For a long time, we have enjoyed a great partnership with Cinionic and Barco. Their
dedication to research and development, as well as their great product support, is the
essence of going further with this exciting deal”, said Renana Teperberg, Chief Commercial
Officer of Cineworld. “The core of our strategy is the cinema experience, and superior
projection is fundamental to a quality experience. We believe in laser projectors, especially
the new Barco Series 4, and do not doubt that this deal will support Cineworld’s promise
to its customers to provide the best place to watch a movie”.