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Arts Alliance Media Sells Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Platform in Italy

• Arts Alliance Media sells Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System to ‘The Space’ cinema circuit in Italy

Leading Italian cinema chain ‘The Space’ has signed a contract with Arqiva’s Digital Cinema partners, Arts Alliance Media. This involves The Space, one of Italy’s largest exhibitors, deploying Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System across their circuit.

Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director at Arqiva Broadcast & Media, said: “We are very excited to be extending our Digital Cinema network into Italy – our ninth European territory. The Space is one of the country’s largest exhibitors and their decision to deploy our professional satellite receivers, alongside Arts Alliance Media’s Theatre Management System, is a strong testament to the value of our satellite based electronic delivery system. After a phased roll out each cinema will be able to electronically receive DCPs and live content via our IS905 platform. This deployment, across the Space circuit, adds still more momentum to the roll out of our Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System across Europe.”

In some of “The Space” cinemas the rugby match Italy – Australia will be screened in 3D on 20 November.

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 of live events and feature films into digital cinemas across Europe.


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.