Austrian Cinemas Get Movies via Satellite

Austrian cinemas will soon have their movies sent to them via satellite. German technical service provider Media Broadcast has been commissioned with the digital movie distribution by four Hollywood Megaplex cinemas and the Metropol in Innsbruck.

The contract covers the installation and maintenance of reception devices as well as the distribution, monitoring and protection of the satellite signals. The movies, which Media Broadcast will be provided with directly by the rights owners, will be uplinked from the company’s teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt and transmitted in encrypted form via satellite to all connected cinemas at the same time.

In the cinemas, the files will be stored at a central server for playout into the theatre halls. With the automatic tapeless distribution of the films and the elimination of transport costs for movie copies or hard drives the cinemas can optimise their technical operations.

Source: RapidTV News