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London—Jul 16, 2018

AAM Launches Industry’s First Fully Automated Theatrical KDM Management Solution with Deluxe Technicolor

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) and Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema (DTDC) continue to drive innovation and technology advancements through a unique collaboration that will deliver the industry’s first truly automated KDM (Key Delivery Message) management service, representing a significant step towards the promise of fully automated cinema management. 

KDMs are unique security keys issued by service providers of theatrical content on behalf of studios/content owners to enable film playout. With AAM’s new solution, KDMs can now be generated and delivered through the cloud directly from distributor booking systems all the way to the cinema trusted device playout equipment with confirmed proof of delivery. All customers of AAM’s Screenwriter Theatre Management System (TMS) will be invited to sign up for the service completely free of charge. 

Since the introduction of digital cinema, KDMs have been necessary to deliver content, but the process for their creation and delivery has been ripe for innovation. A variety of unconsolidated solutions have arisen for the booking, generation and blind delivery of KDMs, often over email and physical media and without any visibility of delivery success. Manually managed theatrical equipment databases have proved very hard to maintain resulting in incorrectly targeted KDMs, high support overhead, security vulnerabilities and cancelled shows or dark screens. 

The new automated KDM solution offers a quantum leap in responsiveness, accuracy and reliability, and is made possible through a direct integration between DTDC’s worldwide booking management systems and AAM’s ground breaking Thunderstorm cloud platform, supported by AAM’s class leading Screenwriter TMS. 

A secure communications channel between each TMS and AAM’s Thunderstorm cloud allows for realtime update of DTDC’s Global Trusted Device List (TDL), the industry’s most comprehensive up-to-date database on the actual equipment installed at each cinema. This ensures that KDMs delivered through Thunderstorm to cinemas are always correctly targeted. Once at site, Screenwriter takes over to deliver directly to the target equipment. At all stages, until successful ingest, the delivery is fully tracked thereby allowing DTDC to provide definitive proof of delivery to their customers. The whole process from booking to confirmed ingest is typically completed within minutes with zero effort required from the exhibitor. 

Rich Phillips, Chief Technology Officer at AAM adds, “Automating KDM delivery is a critical step in streamlining how features get to screens around the world. Previous industry initiatives to automate global TDL management and to standardise automated KDM delivery have struggled to get traction. Through AAM’s advancements in cloud technologies and this ground-breaking partnership with DTDC we now have the ability to automate global TDL management and to standardise automated KDM delivery, ultimately making KDM management seamless and invisible for our exhibitor customers.” 


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Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. We offer a wide range of solutions to exhibitors which enable them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, grow revenue, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.

Our software touches over 45,000 digital screens globally, while AAM’s network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens. Arts Alliance Media is a part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider. Also within the group are Mediamation, creators of the world-wide phenomenon MX4D, and Volfoni, a global leader in 3D technology.
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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. Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema Directory page

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Jun 17, 2019 AAM Theatre Management System, Screenwriter, Compatible with New Barco Series 4 Portfolio at Launch
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Feb 28, 2019 Leading Exhibitor in Taiwan, Showtime Cinemas, Selects AAM Software Solution to Automate Their Content Management
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Jan 24, 2019 AAM Provides Sundance Film Festival with Content Management and Scheduling Software Solution for Third Year
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Dec 3, 2018 AAM Headquarters Relocates to State-Of-The-Art Office in New West London Media Village
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Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in cinema software and services, are pleased to announce that they have relocated to state-of-the-art office space in White City Place, a new media village in West London. AAM have moved into a prime location in the WestWorks, a newly renovated office building right at the heart of the campus.

Sep 21, 2018 Shin Kong Cinemas, A Member of Taiwan’s Top Retail Group, Selects AAM Software to Achieve Their Goals of Rapid Growth
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Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in cinema software and services, today announces that it has been selected as a software partner by Shin Kong Cinemas (SKC), a member of the Shin Kong Group (SKG), Taiwan’s leading financial, retail, and entertainment group. AAM’s Screenwriter Theatre Management System (TMS) will provide automated scheduling and content management for every screen in SKC’s estate across Taiwan. The deal marks AAM’s first entry into the Taiwan market.


Apr 18, 2018 Arts Alliance Media Open Operations in China
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