LOS ANGELES, CA
April 20, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has purchased Digital Cinema Systems, Inc. (DigiCine), with its world-class motion picture playback system and all of its patents. With this acquisition, Hollywood Software is now able to offer clients a completely integrated TMS and SMS solution with flexible, low-cost upgrade options.
“The industry is moving into the next stage of digital cinema now that virtual print fees are ending and equipment from the first installations is reaching end-of-life,” said David Gajda, Executive Chairman, Hollywood Software. “After working with DigiCine for two years and most recently having fully integrated DigiCine with our TMS, this acquisition leaves Hollywood Software poised to present exhibitors with the most flexible, low-cost options for new Series II installations and Series I migrations.”
DigiCine is a unique, full-featured digital cinema playback solution for theatres of all sizes. It offers exhibitors a premium, easy-to-use SMS with flexible choices in capability, servers and configuration. The installation and migration options Hollywood Software will be offering exhibitors worldwide include:
Series II Media Player Solution
- A low-cost solution to satisfy your new installation, upgrade or replacement needs
- The ONLY DCI-compliant software solution on the market that is hardware manufacturer agnostic
- Pre-negotiated, proprietary pricing available via a world-class, pre-configured Dell system, available with 24/7 warranty and support
- Includes remote-diagnostic capabilities and support
- Continually meets operational and industry requirements through software updates
- Flexible storage capacity configuration (2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 TB or greater)
Series I Extension
- Extends the life of, and enhances your Series I projector via a modular solution that provides you with Series II player capabilities.
- Provides a low-cost migration path to a Series II projector via a simple configuration change at no additional hardware cost.
- Provides many of the features previously only available on Series II systems, limited only by the projector (3D/HFR)
“Historically, when you have a Series I projector and your Series I server failed, the answer was to purchase another Series I server, which has serious cost and functional implications,” explained Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software. “The DigiCine Series I solution gives exhibitors a more future-proofed option. And combining DigiCine’s content management components with Hollywood Software’s Theatre Command Center (TCC) and Enterprise Web systems provides them with a complete hardware/software solution. We are excited to be able to help move the industry forward at an affordable price point.”
“Having originally rolled out with DigiCine across our circuit in the UK, and more recently having deployed Hollywood Software’s TCC TMS, Empire Cinemas has benefited from the seamless integration of the two systems,” said Justin Ribbons, CEO, Empire Cinemas. “We welcome the additional world-class support and reach Hollywood Software provides as we expand further.”
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE
Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their distribution and exhibition businesses. Hollywood Software develops the tools for managing all key elements of digital theatrical distribution and exhibition. Hollywood Software’s Theatrical Distribution System (Distributor) is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System (TCC) product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. Their Royalty Transaction Service (RTS) software efficiently manages complex rights licensing and royalty obligations. And their newest offering, Hollywood B.O.S.S, provides resources to handle Flash, BOR and voucher processing as well as cash collections.
ABOUT DIGITAL CINEMA SYSTEMS, INC. (DIGICINE)
Digital Cinema Systems, Inc. (DigiCine) is a digital cinema systems and technology company that provides solutions to exhibitors and digital cinema deployment entities worldwide. The team includes many of the pioneers in the digital cinema industry and the group holds several significant patents. As the leading software-based playback system for exhibitors, its DigiCine product offers exhibitors a premium, easy-to-use SMS with the most flexible options in capability, server choice and configuration, all at an affordable price point.