LONDON, January 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- £4M investment sees Deluxe's Digital Cinema operation increase capacity by 80%
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. today announced the expansion of its UK Digital Cinema operation into a new purpose built facility. The £4M planned investment will increase capacity by nearly 80% to meet the demand of its theatrical distribution client base.
Over the past five years, Deluxe businesses worldwide have invested over £15M into their Digital Cinema offering and are considered leaders in Europe, working with the majority of major studios and film distribution companies. The expansion into Meard Street, Soho, will create a custom built Digital Cinema solution which will sit along side the film restoration centre also housed on site. The aggressive timeline will see the new facility completed within 6 months and will include the creation of six new preview theatres which can accommodate both film and digital formats. In addition, an advanced CXFS SAN Infrastructure will be at the heart of the facility together with dedicated storage for 'Babel', Deluxe's proprietary toolset for advanced 3D subtitling.
"We have been at the forefront of digital cinema for several years," says Peter Wright, Managing Director of Deluxe's digital operations in Europe. "Our Digital Cinema volume has increased ten-fold since we began offering the services in Europe, and this additional investment will see a substantial increase in capacity once again. This enhanced capacity also allows us to continue to deliver within the ever decreasing timeframe between delivery and release."
"The growth in our digital cinema business has been extraordinary over the past three years and this investment ensures Deluxe remains the natural partner for filmmakers and distributors not only in the UK but across the globe as they transition from traditional film acquisition and distribution workflows into the digital domain," says Ken Biggins, Managing Director of Deluxe Europe. "It is an exciting time for our business as we continue to partner with the filmmaking community and provide industry leadership and innovation to this exciting sector," adds Biggins.
The transition of film screens to digital has now reached over 20,000 across 6300 sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is a leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to the worldwide entertainment industry including the Hollywood studios, broadcast/cable/satellite providers, digital distribution, gaming as well as content owners and creators. Services for content creation in features, television and commercials are offered in production, post production, digital distribution, marketing services and asset management. They include EFILM® and Company 3® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; advertising distribution and syndication services; digital cinema services, motion picture film processing and printing; and 2D to 3D conversioning. Post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia. Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit http://www.bydeluxe.com/ByDeluxeWeb/loginAction.do.
SOURCE Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.