Pro Cinema solution enables CinecolorSAT, part of Grupo Chilefilms to expand
South American satellite distribution network
Ottawa, ON –International Datacasting (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere radio and television broadcasters, announces the sale of its market-leading digital cinema products to CinecolorSAT—the leading digital cinema content distribution network in Latin America—part of Grupo Chilefims. IDC’s SuperFlex Pro Cinema receivers form the basis of its complete digital cinema content distribution system.
Grupo Chilefilms, which owns and operates the CinecolorSAT digital cinema satellite distribution network—delivers motion pictures, trailers, advertising and alternative content such as sports events to cinemas in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. To establish this network, last year Grupo Chilefilms deployed a large complement of IDC SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Servers and Event Players.
With its most recent IDC order, Grupo Chilefilms will expand its CinecolorSAT network to include digital cinemas in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and The Caribbean. The new equipment includes: SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Servers and SuperFlex Pro Cinema Event Players for Cinecolor Brazil and Cinecolor Chile; and SuperFlex Pro Cinema Event Players for Cinecolor Argentina.
“The digital cinema market throughout Latin America, especially in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile is extremely strong and growing rapidly,” said Stefano Levera, Engineering Director of Grupo Chilefilms. “As an international distributor of digital cinema content, it’s vital that we select a solution tailored to the unique demands of this business, which is why we chose IDC’s SuperFlex Pro Cinema solution as the infrastructure for CinecolorSAT.
“We’ve ordered additional units because our existing IDC head-end and receivers have proven to be a feature-rich end-to-end platform that lets us control and manage every aspect of our operation, and exhibitors are demanding stability and quality.”
As a store-and-forward server, the SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Server meets the quality standards for Digital Cinema Package (DCP) file delivery and transfer, as well as live event distribution via DVB-S/S2 satellite and IP networks. When the SuperFlex Pro Cinema Event Player receives an IP video stream from the companion Cache Server, it delivers a high-quality 2D or 3D image to digital cinema projectors.
“This new order from Grupo Chilefilms for our SuperFlex Pro Cinema solution as part of its CinecolorSAT distribution network demonstrates their continued trust in our brand and technology,” said Doug Lowther, President and CEO at IDC. “Their upcoming rollout into the Brazilian, Argentinian and Chilean markets underscores their remarkable success as a leader in the rapidly growing digital cinema industry in Latin America.”
About International Datacasting Corporation:
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro Audio solution, LASERTM Targeted Ad Insertion platform, and the Digital TattooTM DTH Over IP Gateway. The company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.
CinecolorSAT is a business branch of CINECOLOR, the international business brand under which Grupo Chilefilms operates its digital and film services offices in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. Its footprint covers from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego.
Founded last year, CinecolorSAT began its satellite content distribution operation in October 2012, successfully delivering DCPs, alternative content, trailers and advertising to cinema complexes that are part of its network.
Major studios have committed with CinecolorSat to deliver test content after Cinemacon meetings. The Other Screen signed a regional contract to deliver all of its alternative content using the CinecolorSat network.
For more information, visit: www.cinecolorsat.com