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London / Munich—Apr 10, 2014
DELUXE / ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH—UPDATE—Electronic Delivery of movies
Early In 2012 Deluxe and ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH
concluded an agreement for ARRI to deliver digital cinema content via
hard-drives for cinemas in the German Speaking area (GSA). The cooperation has
proved very successful. For Deluxe’s various Hollywood partners ARRI provides
cinemas in the GSA with US and international titles. ARRI also directly
services many other distributors’ movies and, on behalf of the regional offices
of the US Majors, many German and independent films they acquire and
distribute, of which ARRI is often a co-producer.
For over two years both Deluxe and ARRI have been examining
and testing a variety of electronic channels for content delivery. With its
systems integration partner, Hewlett Packard (HP), Deluxe has developed and
successfully launched its open-access, point-to-point digital delivery
network—Deluxe Connect—in France, Denmark, Italy, Spain and the United
Kingdom. The network is quickly expanding across Europe and has already
successfully delivered nearly 1,000 feature films via this system. At the
same time, ARRI has combined its delivery and support services into its Content
Delivery Network (CDN)—a series of tools and content management software and
services designed to make life simple and economical for producers,
distributors and cinemas alike.
German organisations representing distributors, art-house
and multi-screen houses and individual cinemas have welcomed this project.
After several field tests to ascertain line capacities, a group of these
cinemas has been selected by ARRI to use Deluxe Connect in a series of trials
that will help define optimal workflows for content delivery into the GSA for the
years to come. ARRI and Deluxe are coordinating the installation and offering
connectivity and the hardware at no cost to cinema owners. Furthermore, whether
delivered by electronic or physical means, distributors can be assured of a
reliable and efficient service. It is anticipated that all cinemas will soon
benefit from a full-scale implementation. This is a key market and with strong
connectivity and a healthy demand for content, ARRI and Deluxe are well placed
to support full migration to electronic delivery in this territory.
“At ARRI, we believe that the versatile and mature
system architecture, which Deluxe and HP have developed, better supports the
special market conditions that prevail in our markets than any of the several
electronic systems we have examined and tested,” said ARRI’s Harald
Schernthaner - Head of Innovation & Development . “Like ARRI, Deluxe has
been part of the motion picture industry for around 100 years, and Deluxe’s
cultural appreciation of the demands of getting content from post-production to
screen match ours entirely.”
Mark Burton, Deluxe’s Managing Director said, “Our work with
ARRI and ARRI’s innate industry understanding and profound technical and market
knowledge means that Deluxe Connect can be competently and efficiently
dovetailed into the needs of the German-Speaking market.”
HP, the world-leading systems integration and technology
solutions leader is ensuring that the network infrastructure it is building on
behalf of Deluxe is capable of both providing a robust service today and
sufficient resources and power to accommodate the needs of tomorrow, including
integrated systems for alternative content streaming.
ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the ARRI Group, a privately owned and Oscar-winning motion
picture technology company renowned for its cinematographic, post-production
and lighting systems and services.
Deluxe is a part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
and a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes. DELUXE CONNECT is the
latest breakthrough content management innovation from this company which has
more than 100 years of service in the media and entertainment industry.
Deluxe Digital Cinema: Dee Davison - +44 (20) 7307-0607
ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH: John B. Birchell Hughes
+49 (89) 3809-1306
Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema Contacts:
Julie Miller, Deluxe
About Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema:
Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema (DTDC), a joint venture between Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and Technicolor, is the industry leader in providing theatrical digital cinema mastering, distribution and key management services for clients worldwide. DTDC combines best-in-class technologies, personnel, work processes and facilities, and is based in Burbank, CA. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. and Technicolor are global leaders in digital services and technology solutions for media and entertainment.
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About ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH:
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About Deluxe Laboratories London:
Deluxe is a trusted worldwide entertainment media services partner, providing systems and solutions for the production, manufacturing and distribution of entertainment content. With facilities throughout North America and Europe, Deluxe is a single resource for full-service entertainment media supply chain solutions. Deluxe provides an extensive suite of film, video and DVD supply chain solutions with the industry's best on-time record for screen and street date delivery. Our dedicated and tenured account services representatives establish open and honest relationships with our customers and make themselves available around-the-clock. We have created a culture of customer satisfaction that is unparalleled. Deluxe is also launching a new Digital Cinema initiative to support the gradual transition from physical to digital delivery of content to exhibitors. Visit www.bydeluxe.com for more information.
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