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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.  





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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.





QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. 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.



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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. 



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.
 




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. 



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London—Aug 11, 2006

Film Fans Across the UK Get Ready for Cinema Revolution

200 UK cinemas go digital in one of the biggest film advances in cinematic history
Film fans from St Ives to Inverness are about to experience unprecedented film choice at the cinema thanks to the roll-out of the world’s most advanced Digital Screen Network, the UK Film Council announced today.

The first 50 cinemas in the network - largely in the North West, Yorkshire and West End of London - have completed a successful pilot phase during which the network was thoroughly road-tested.  Now the roll-out is going UK-wide and installations currently stand at 70.

The Digital Screen Network is a £12 million scheme, funded by the National Lottery, through the UK Film Council.  It will see 240 screens in 210 cinemas equipped with state of the art digital projection facilities by spring 2007.  As a result, cinema-goers will be able to enjoy a far wider range of films at their local cinema and facilities for people with hearing or sight impairments will be greatly expanded.

In return for the new technology, cinemas will show more specialised films including British films such as A Cock and Bull Story and The Proposition; critically acclaimed independent films such as Transamerica; classics including Brief Encounter; and the best of world cinema such as Hidden (Caché).

In 2005, around £300 million was spent on distributing and marketing all cinema releases in the UK but only £18 million, or 6%, was spent on specialised films.  The introduction of digital distribution will mean that films such as these will reach around 30 million people throughout the UK with an increase in specialised film screenings of up to 75,000 in the first year alone, rising to 165,000 in four years from now.   The overall number of cinema visits in the UK could be raised by up to 4 million thanks to the more diverse range of films available to audiences.

John Woodward, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Film Council said: “For the first time ever, film fans right across the UK will get more choice at the cinema.  The public will have better access to a wider range of films on the big screen; from all time classics like Black Narcissus to Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep rather than having to travel miles to the see the film or waiting for the DVD.

“Digital technology allows independent films to be distributed beyond the big cities and into cinemas across the country. That’s fantastic news for audiences and good news for the UK film industry.”

Film Minister, Shaun Woodward said: "There's nothing quite like the experience of watching a film on the big screen. It's great news that 200 screens will be equipped to show films digitally - more film fans, throughout the UK, will get to see specialised films such as The Beat That My Heart Skipped and Transamerica at the cinema."

The UK is one of the most expensive countries in the world to release a film.  While blockbusters such as Harry Potter are often issued on around 1,000 copies, most specialised films are issued with less than 20 prints.  Digital copies can be duplicated at a substantially lower cost than the traditional 35mm format (around 10% of the cost of 35mm), allowing distributors to increase the number of film prints available to cinemas across the country.

The Digital Screen Network will also offer audiences and local communities a range of other benefits.  The digital equipment can provide audio description and subtitling enabling people with sensory impairments to enjoy films on the big screen.  Cinemas will also be encouraged to use the equipment to show, for example, films made by local filmmakers, film clubs and schools.


About UK Film Council: The UK Film Council's Distribution and Exhibition Department is investing £18 million in a range of projects to widen the opportunity for people to see a broader range of films across the UK. Initiatives include: up to £13 million for the first ever digital screen network across the UK; £1.5 million to date towards the release of specialised films (such as Goodbye Lenin!, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Station Agent and The House of Flying Daggers) through supporting Prints and Advertising costs; funding for the installation of subtitling and audio-description equipment at more than 78 cinemas across the UK; funding towards equipping film clubs and local film societies, community groups and mobile film exhibitors with high quality DVD-based digital projection equipment. UK Film Council Directory page

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More UK Film Council News:
Feb 22, 2008 3D Rocks the Future
May 10, 2007 UK Film Council Sets Out Funding Plans to 2010
Oct 25, 2006 European Film Agencies issue statement of support for the development of digital cinema in Europe

Mar 10, 2005 Christie Key Projection Partner in World’s Largest Digital Cinema Roll-Out
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Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, today announced that the company’s CP2000 series 2K resolution Digital Cinema projector has been chosen by Arts Alliance Digital Cinema (AADC), the pioneer provider of Digital Cinema services, to be an integral part of the AADC’s winning bid to realize the World’s largest digital screen network for the UK Film Council.

Feb 26, 2005 UK Film Council Selects Arts Alliance Digital Cinema to Manage World's First Large Scale Digital Screen Network
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