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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.



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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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.





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.



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.



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.





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.



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.

Industry Partners



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.



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. 



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. 



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.
 


Shows & Events



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



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. 



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Barcelona—Jun 19, 2017

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion global release management through Qube Wire

Qube Wire drives release across 63 countries, 2073 theatres and 13000+ screens worldwide
The epic blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion directed by S.S. Rajamouli and produced by Arka Mediaworks has gone on to become the highest grossing Indian movie with earnings of over $260 million at this time. The movie successfully used the Qube Wire ecosystem for the international release in 4 languages and 34 international versions across 63 countries, in 2,073 theatres comprising 13,000+ screens. Arka Mediaworks made 232 rights assignments within Qube Wire to the eight companies that handled distribution of the movie worldwide. About 60,000 KDMs were generated, and over 2,000 DCP deliveries made.
 
Arka Mediaworks is a leading name in motion picture production, television programming and digital content distribution in India. Since its inception in 2001, Arka Mediaworks has been hugely successful by remaining fiercely loyal to its core objective – to constantly and consistently push the boundaries of commercial cinema. 
 
Sobhu Yarlagadda, head of Arka Mediaworks, was highly impressed with the ease and efficiency of the system: “Qube Wire is a pioneering technology, an innovation that has changed the dynamics of distribution to cinemas. Qube Cinema has certainly lived up to their reputation for advancing the movie business with their products.” 
 
Senthil Kumar, Qube Cinema Co-founder said: "Releasing Baahubali 2: The Conclusion through Qube Wire has been a very exciting and prestigious project for us. Qube Wire’s unmatched level of security, comprehensive theatre database and unique rights management feature set will be invaluable for global content owners.” 
 
The digital assets of the 34 international versions of Baahubali 2 were uploaded by the digital cinema mastering facility using the Qube Wire desktop app. The Qube Wire desktop app allows DCPs to be uploaded to the Qube Wire cloud using all available bandwidth and ensures the shortest possible upload time. It also auto-resumes uploads in case of any interruption. 
 
Arka Mediaworks assigned rights for one or more Compositions, each representing a specific version of Baahubali 2, to each of their eight regional distributors. In Qube Wire, each rights assignment creates a DKDM targeting the distributor’s unique digital certificate and each such DKDM includes a validity period and can have specific territorial constraints, a patent-pending enhancement pioneered by Qube Wire. This allows content owners to assign rights to distributors for each territory and those distributors can, within the constraints of the assigned territories, make further rights assignments or make theatre bookings. 
 
Arka Mediaworks could also specify the level of approval needed for assignments and bookings. They could allow a distributor total freedom to make regional bookings while optionally retaining the right to audit, or they could choose to individually approve every booking by the distributor. 
 
Qube Wire thus effectively encompasses all the typical contractual terms of a distribution agreement in a signed, tamper-proof digital document that can be enforced through technology. Every theatre booking is trackable, making full audits incredibly easy, no matter how many distributors handle a movie or how many screens the movie is exhibited at. 
 
Qube Wire has a comprehensive global database of screens that has been painstakingly built over the last few years. Screen additions and changes are constantly updated by a 24/7 support team. Theatre chains can also manage their own data and access their Universal Inbox on the Qube Wire website. 
 
Qube Wire supports content delivery through multiple methods including satellite multicast to groups of theatres; unicast delivery to theatres using a partner delivery network; online direct delivery to theatres that have a Qube Wire theatre appliance; and last-mile physical drive delivery through service partners in each territory using a Qube Wire partner appliance that automates the duplication process. Qube Wire has a number of digital cinema service providers around the world as service partners and takes speed, cost, reliability and various other factors into account to make an optimum choice based on the delivery dates. 
 
With Baahubali 2, it was a major challenge to deliver so many versions of the movie – each 200GB in size – globally in the highly compressed timeframe of less than a week from mastering to release. Qube Wire’s secure peer-to-peer transfer mechanism ensured that Baahubali 2 reached every part of the globe within a few hours while remaining cost-effective and highly resilient to localised network failures or congestion. Baahubali 2 served as a pioneering stress test of the Qube Wire infrastructure and the movie will continue to be available on the Qube Wire cloud for any future re-releases or to serve on-demand platforms. 
 
About Qube Wire:
Qube Wire is a self-service, single-window system for global theatrical distribution. With a simple but comprehensive user interface, distributors can manage their digital cinema assets, assign territorial rights for their content and have their Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) and keys (aka Key Delivery Messages or KDMs) delivered to movie theatres across the world. Theatres can manage their own digital cinema device details and access their Universal Inbox on the Qube Wire service as well. 
 
To sign up for the Qube Wire service, visit www.qubewire.com 
 



About Qube Cinema, Inc: Qube Cinema (www.qubecinema.com) is a pioneer in crafting end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions. Drawing on decades of experience in the cinema business, Qube provides a seamless digital environment across the industry right from filmmakers and post-production companies to exhibitors with DCI compliant products to moviegoers.
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