Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has expanded its exclusive relationship with South Korean-based exhibitor CJ CGV Cinemas to power more theatres with its projection systems. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will provide a technology mix that includes Barco Alchemy ICMP-X media servers and Barco projection for all new CJ CGV theatres over the next two years as the circuit pursues its ambitious growth strategy.
CJ CGV is currently the largest theatre chain in South Korea and fifth largest multiplex company in the world, with locations in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, Myanmar, and the United States.
Cinionic will work with CJ CGV to power all new builds and renewals with Barco Alchemy media servers and projectors. The circuit, which features an in-house theatre management system, was looking for an advanced media server capable of seamless integration with CJ CGV’s custom software suite. After extensive testing, Barco Alchemy stood out for its adaptability and versatility as an integral part of CJ CGV’s unique technology eco-system.
“Cinionic continues to deliver the leading integrated cinema solutions to meet tomorrow with confidence,” said Cinionic CEO Wim Buyens. “CJ CGV, powered by Cinionic, is an innovator in the cinema industry with diverse experiences and dynamic programming. From media servers to managed services, we equip theaters with the flexibility and peace of mind to welcome and entertain audiences globally.”