Leading distribution and post-production service company LABO has signed a long term licensing agreement to build and operate an E-delivery network across Latin American countries based on the SHARC distribution platform.
The partners aim to quickly connect the majority of exhibitors across the continent using SHARC technology, which will enable rapid, reliable and secure delivery of digital cinema content over standard Internet connections.
The LABO and SHARC partnership will enhance theatrical content distribution in the region significantly by improving security, delivery times and transparency. Being able to use any available internet connection, SHARC is also much more flexible and robust than existing satellite-based networks.
SHARC is designed to integrate with the cinemas infrastructure and enable fully automated delivery workflows for feature film, advertising and trailer content, adding to the strong logistic footprint that LABO has across the region for warehousing, distribution and In Theater and POP materials.
LABO has been a long time trusted distribution partner for local distributors and Studios alike – and with its strong local presence across the continent, LABO will be able to service and support cinemas and distributors with quick turnaround times and local staff.
“We are very excited about this partnership to bring flexible and secure digital distribution to our markets. SHARC is a trusted brand with international studios and has been very successful with operational networks in many parts of the region,” says Charles Barthe, CEO of LABO. Thomas Ramin, Director of Business Development for SHARC adds “LABO is the perfect partner for the region and we can’t wait to bring our proven SHARC system to thousands of cinemas across the continent.”About LABO
Labo is a Mexican company with a strong presence in Latin America. It provides on set, post-production, distribution, dubbing, exhibition, restoration and preservation services of audiovisual content for the leading companies of film, television and video on-demand platforms. Founded in 2006 as a digital division of Labofilms, a leading 35 mm film laboratory in Latin America, the company offers solutions grouped under the work scheme “From Record to Play”. This has allowed the company to meet the needs of global customers in the audiovisual entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.labo.com.mxAbout SHARC
The SHARC digital distribution platform is developed by CinePostproduction in Germany, who is the leading digital distribution provider in Central Europe. CinePostproduction initially built SHARC for the German market and licenses its SHARC platform to international partners to build their own digital distribution networks. Over 3000 Cinemas in 30+ Countries currently use SHARC on a daily basis.www.sharc.eu