TDF Begins a New Phase of Deployment into 200 Theaters in Europe

TDF Group, the leading broadcasting operator in Europe, has unveiled its plans to deploy a pan-European delivery service for digital cinema. TDF will provide electronic delivery of digital copies to theaters in Europe, leveraging on its established presence in 10 territories. TDF has already connected 60 theaters in 6 countries and plans to double the number of connected theaters in 2009 and 2010.

The news was unveiled in Paris at TDF's 1st Digital Cinema Conference on March 26th by Thomas Bremond, TDF International Development Director for Multimedia Services.

“I am pleased to announce that TDF’s subsidiaries, SmartJog and Media Broadcast, have joined forces to market the 1st pan-European Digital cinema electronic delivery service to digital theaters across Europe,” said Bremond to Conference’s attendees including several distributors, technical service providers, exhibitors and officials from the French and the German government.

TDF platform will soon provide service into two thirds of France multiplex theaters, with deployment in progress at major circuits CGR, Europalaces and Kinepolis. Another significant deployment is scheduled in Switzerland and Austria in the coming months. TDF is expecting to announce additional deployment deals very soon in continental Europe.

TDF is committed to connect theaters in several countries throughout continental Europe, including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Baltics, with the goal of helping exhibitors’ transition to digital cinema.

TDF’s pan-European digital cinema solution is Europe's only service that provides an end-to-end hybrid digital cinema electronic distribution network for the cinema industry, from digital cinema mastering facilities to movie theaters, with innovative satellite and terrestrial transmission optimization technology, specifically tailored for secure and reliable DCP distribution.

TDF’s pan-European digital cinema solution currently facilitates the secure storage, management and digital delivery of trailers and feature films directly to theaters for over 17 feature film distributors and has already delivered hundreds of DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) to theaters.

The platform is also currently used by over 40 digital cinema service providers and integrators globally including leading cinema advertising companies such as Mediavision and Screenvision for the delivery of pre-show programs.

Source: DCinemaToday