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Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.





DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





SHARP NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.



GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.





QSC is the global leader in cinema signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all applications within today's modern cinema entertainment center. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.



Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  





USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.



Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

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The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 




The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.



The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​





The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

Shows & Events



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.



CinemaCon 2022 has been scheduled for April 25 - 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




ShowEast 2021 -- cancelled --,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.



-- cancelled --  CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 


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Los Angeles—Jul 14, 2021

MetaMedia Announces Major Investment from Pixelogic

IMAGICA GROUP Subsidiary Invests in MetaMedia as the Entertainment Delivery Network Surpasses 1,000 Screens
Upon surpassing a key milestone of 1,000 installed screens, MetaMedia, the world’s fastest growing global, cloud-based entertainment technology company for cinemas, drive-ins and other out-of-home venues, announced today that Pixelogic, a global provider of content localization and distribution services for the media and entertainment industry, has made a major investment in MetaMedia to accelerate its global expansion.

“Pixelogic’s investment in MetaMedia reaffirms the massive potential of our technology and business. We’re thrilled to strengthen our existing partnership with Pixelogic and work with the IMAGICA GROUP to expand our network around the world,” said Jason Brenek, CEO, MetaMedia. “Thanks to partners like Pixelogic and Velocity, we’ve been able to rapidly expand our network of installed sites and deliver numerous Hollywood movies, live programming like UFC fights, AEW wrestling matches, A-list concerts, documentaries, and cinema advertising, among other new revenue opportunities for cinemas and drive-ins.”

“MetaMedia’s innovative technology and solutions-driven approach is well-aligned with Pixelogic’s vision and strategy,” said Andy Scade, Senior Vice President and General manager of Pixelogic’s Worldwide Digital Cinema Services.  “With the evolving landscape of theatrical distribution models, we are committed to making further investments that enable faster delivery to exhibitors, increase content security and offer a broader array of content in theaters.”

The Pixelogic investment expands on a ground-breaking partnership initiated in June 2020 in conjunction with MetaMedia and Velocity, a managed service provider that  offers IT services, multinational data networking, digital signage, media advertising networks, and cinema marketing services. The MVP Alliance capitalizes on each company’s operational expertise to provide an unparalleled end-to-end solution for cinemas and content providers. The MVP Alliance optimizes the efficiency and cost of content production, post-production, localization, and distribution of digital cinema packages (DCPs), keys, and cinema advertising over 24/7 managed internet connections into auditorium and lobby screens, an architecture that provides significant advantages over current, legacy methodologies. 

The investment from Pixelogic, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based IMAGICA GROUP, will help expand MetaMedia’s global reach, especially throughout Asia, where IMAGICA GROUP is a leader in media and entertainment post-production and distribution services. "This investment shows our group's ongoing commitment to better serve the needs of our customers by providing unmatched theatrical mastering and distribution services on a global scale," said Masashi Nakamura, Executive Officer and head of post-production and media services at IMAGICA GROUP.  "The synergies unlocked through this collaboration with MetaMedia and Velocity are far-reaching, including facilitating growth and expansion of our service offerings in Asia."

Since its inception, Pixelogic has focused on creating proprietary tools and technology, driving operational excellence and delivering best-in-class service to meet the requirements of its global client base. Pixelogic’s entrepreneurial approach and strategic focus dovetails with MetaMedia’s efforts to expand its platform via partnerships with several major cinema operators, including Cinemark, Cinépolis, Landmark Cinemas of Canada, Emagine, the Independent Cinema Alliance, and a number of independently-owned drive-ins. Earlier this year, MetaMedia also partnered with Harena Data, Inc., an esports industry leader, and Encore Live, which produced ground-breaking live concert experiences to drive-ins from some of the world’s most iconic stars, such as Garth Brooks, Metallica, and Bon Jovi, as well as MacGillivray Freeman with documentaries and educational events for cinemas.

MetaMedia also announced that it expanded its cloud-based entertainment network in less than a year to more than 1,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada, which covers nearly all of the top 50 largest U.S. cities and makes it the largest cloud-based delivery network to venues across North America. Despite a global pandemic and periodic industry shutdowns, MetaMedia continues to be one of America’s fastest-growing entertainment technology companies.  With more than 5,000 cinema screens in its backlog and the investment from Pixelogic, MetaMedia anticipates tripling its footprint by mid-summer.
 
For the investment agreement, Jenner & Block LLP served as legal counsel to MetaMedia and Sklar Kirsh LLP served as legal counsel to Pixelogic.




IMAGICA Group Web Site
About IMAGICA Group: IMAGICA GROUP manages a group of companies which are engaged in a wide range of media and entertainment related businesses, including creative and post-production services, content production, media distribution and imaging systems & digital video solutions. The company has long-standing relationships with major studios, content owners, content creators, and broadcasters. Imagica provides a full range of services to multiple market segments including theatrical, home entertainment, broadcast, and advertising. Today, IMAGICA GROUP is based in Tokyo and holds 45 companies with their facilities spread nationwide and worldwide to deliver the media services and products around the globe. IMAGICA Group Directory page
Pixelogic Web Site
About Pixelogic: Pixelogic is a global provider of content localization and distribution services for the media and entertainment industry. Built on advanced next generation workflows and operations in Burbank, CA., Culver City, CA., London UK and Cairo, Egypt, Pixelogic services the industry’s leading content owners including the major Hollywood studios, broadcasters, digital retailers and a range of others. Pixelogic services include subtitling and closed captioning, foreign language dubbing, access services, text and metadata translation, audio services, marketing and promotional material design and versioning, digital cinema mastering and key fulfillment, post-theatrical distribution mastering, compression and authoring for physical media formats, transcoding and packaging for digital distribution products, archive mastering, and custom software and application development services. www.pixelogicmedia.com Pixelogic Directory page
About MetaMedia Technologies: MetaMedia is an entertainment technology company that creates next-generation technologies and new revenue-generating opportunities for content producers and cinemas. MetaMedia created and launched the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™ the first global, cloud-based distribution platform. Powered by Microsoft Azure, the MetaMedia Entertainment Network™ provides for the secure, rapid and cost-effective delivery of movies, live-streamed events, trailers and advertising, and other big-screen programming to cinemas, drive-ins, arenas, and other out-of-home venues. MetaMedia is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.metamedia.global. MetaMedia Technologies Directory page

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