Deluxe and EchoStar Corporation today introduced an expanded movie distribution service for theatres across the U.S. The enhanced offering adds high-speed, terrestrial broadband and a new content management portal to the companies’ existing satellite distribution system, which currently serves more than 3,000 cinemas.
With the expanded system, theatre operators can choose to receive content over high-speed terrestrial or satellite connectivity and gain access to the cloud-based content platform from Gofilex, a film delivery company in which Deluxe recently invested.
“Following our acquisition of 50 percent ownership interest in Gofilex, we are excited to bring this innovative e-delivery platform to the U.S.,” said George Eyles, Deluxe executive vice president and general manager of worldwide cinema. “Deluxe is deeply committed to smart initiatives that benefit our customers, and with thousands of cinemas still receiving hard drives, we will proactively target these locations to provide a sustainable electronic delivery solution. The combination of the Gofilex platform and technology, EchoStar’s network management and broadband services, and Deluxe’s content pipeline, helpdesk, and network operations center provides an unmatched capability.”
“We are excited to continue our longstanding relationship with Deluxe and collectively reshape the landscape for theatrical content distribution with the addition of managed, high-speed terrestrial broadband,” said Ken Carroll, executive vice president, EchoStar. “Connecting theatres to high-speed broadband, we are able to support the current and future electronic delivery needs of the industry with unmatched scale and reliability.”