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Wallis Cinemas First Exhibitor to Embrace Vista Cloud Platform

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:34 -- Nick Dager

Wallis Cinemas, Australia, has become the first exhibitor to embrace the Vista Cloud platform. “We’re excited about the whole system, and its impact on both our operations and sales channels,” said Wallis Cinemas COO Ben Huxtable. “Vista’s Digital Platform will power our digital channels and ensure uninterrupted ticket sales across all of our cinemas. And we’re also going to streamline the daily management of tasks for staff as they only have to log in to a single, intuitive web portal to access Vista’s entire capability suite. The time saving, and efficiencies will be massive.”

SDVI Program Would Create Carbon Neutral Media Supply Platform

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 10:55 -- Nick Dager

The cloud-native media supply chains platform SDVI has announced an ambitious new sustainability program that the company says makes all usage of the Rally media supply chain optimization platform, going back to the beginning of 2021, completely carbon neutral. The program will also ensure that all SDVI customers benefit from permanent, ongoing carbon offsets for all Rally platform usage, including all third-party media applications used as part of a Rally-managed supply chain. Current SDVI customers include Sony Pictures, Funimation, and HBO Studios.

Qube Cinema Introduces WireTAP Air for Content Delivery

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

Qube Cinema has introduced the WireTAP Air theatre appliance, a small-form factor device that connects theatres to Qube Wire’s global cloud delivery platform via 5G or 4G mobile networks and allows for the seamless delivery of trailers and advertising DCPs. The company says these options provide an ideal way to connect exhibitors at a significantly lower cost than was previously possible.

Autodesk Acquires Maxion

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

Autodesk has acquired Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a cloud-based platform for digital dailies used by leading filmmakers on some of the world’s most complex and challenging productions, including The Midnight Sky, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Matrix Resurrections. The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk’s own cloud platform for media and entertainment upstream, moving beyond post-production into production, bringing new users to Autodesk while helping better integrate processes across the entire content production chain.

Ateliere Connect Now Available on the AWS Marketplace

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 09:38 -- Nick Dager

Ateliere Creative Technologies has announced that its Ateliere Connect cloud-native content supply chain platform is now available in the AWS Marketplace, a software store that helps customers find, buy, and use software and services that run on Amazon Web Services. According to the company, this availability means media and entertainment companies of all sizes can easily purchase Ateliere Connect with just a few clicks, removing the barriers of complicated sourcing projects and legal hassles.

MetaMedia Expands Thanks to HCL Technologies Partnership

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:05 -- Nick Dager

Upon securing a long-term partnership agreement with the leading global technology company HCL Technologies, MetaMedia, the global, cloud-based distribution platform for cinemas, drive-ins, and other out-of-home venues, has expanded its entertainment network to more than 3,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada, covering all the top 50 cities.

DCU Hires Ycong, Adds Premiere Cinemas and Epic Theatres to Network

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 11:08 -- Nick Dager

Digital Cinema United, a content services company specializing in digital cinema package production and delivery services, has hired Ronnie Ycong to lead the company’s North America and Latin America region as executive vice president and general manager – Americas. At the same time the company announced the addition of Premiere Cinemas and Epic Theatres to its DCU Connect network.

Adobe Acquires Frame.io

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

Adobe has completed its acquisition of Frame.io, the cloud-based video collaboration platform. The combination of Adobe’s video editing offerings—including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects—with Frame.io’s cloud-based review and approval functionality will radically accelerate the creative process and deliver an end-to-end video platform, the companies said.

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