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Arqiva transmits ‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story’ to UK cinemas

Satellite and production facilities for live event at Cineworld’s digitally enabled cinemas around the UK

Arqiva, on behalf of Cineworld, has provided complete transmission services for the launch of Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story in their UK Cinemas. Arqiva’s SNG/Production-facilities truck was deployed to the Cineworld Cinema on Haymarket where it played out and uplinked the film to satellites including Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Platform on IS905. The truck then provided HD filming and uplinking of the live Q&A session with Eddie Izzard, hosted by Phil Jupitus in front of a celebrity audience. The complete event was downlinked and screened by nearly fifty Cineworld cinemas around the UK on 18 November.

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George Eyles, Head of Digital Media Networks at Arqiva Broadcast & Media, said: “Arqiva has already successfully provided satellite services for live event Q&As into Cineworld’s digitally enabled cinemas. The additional transmission of recorded content by the onsite SNG reinforces the range of services offered by Arqiva and how these can be used by rights holders and broadcasters to create unique and exciting live events for digitally enabled cinemas all around the world. We look forward to working with Cineworld on future events.”

Arqiva provides robust satellite and IP networks for the managed delivery of entertainment, information and advertising worldwide. It works with leading media distributors to provide electronic delivery services for feature films and live events into digital cinemas across Europe.

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About Arqiva

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.

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