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Rentrak Acquires Hollywood Software, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

January 27th, 2016 – Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced it has acquired Hollywood Software, Inc. (HSI), a Los Angeles-based company that develops enterprise software for managing key elements of the digital movie distribution and exhibition industries.

Rentrak’s acquisition of HSI advances its mission to provide highly valuable, never-before-seen analytic tools to the motion picture industry. By combining Rentrak’s movie and television intelligence—including Video on Demand viewing information—with Hollywood Software’s studio and theater planning systems, this partnership will give movie studios an enhanced scope of a film’s success and revenue streams by providing a more comprehensive understanding of a film’s total viewership over its lifespan.

“Rentrak’s acquisition of Hollywood Software advances our commitment to the movie industry by continuing to provide products that enable studios and theaters to drive movie attendance and provide an enhanced movie-going experience,” said Ron Giambra, president of Rentrak’s worldwide movie measurement business.

“I am excited to join the Rentrak team to help develop new systems that optimize the talents of both market-leading companies,” said Hollywood Software’s David Gajda.

Hollywood Software’s Theatrical Distribution System (TDS) is installed in more than 30 studios in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Its Digital Cinema Theatre Management System (TCC) product is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide.

Rentrak’s global footprint in 64 countries across five continents will provide the optimal platform to expand Hollywood Software’s products and services to the rest of the world.

About Rentrak
Rentrak (NASDAQ:  RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries’ premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.

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 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 product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

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Contact for Rentrak:
Antoine Ibrahim
Office: (646) 722-1561
E-mail: aibrahim@rentrak.com

TurnKey KDM Ingestion Now Available in Enterprise Web

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoAugust 19, 2014 –Hollywood Software’s Enterprise Web gives circuit managers an over-the-shoulder look at operations inside all your theaters from one centralized website. “TurnKey” KDM Management has now been fully integrated with this service. It allows you to have just ONE staff member centrally title map features, manage KDMs and create trailer packs for ALL of your theaters at once, creating circuit-wide efficiencies.

Key Features
  • Secure web-based application for desktop or mobile.
  • Monitors and manages operational issues circuit-wide via “Save the Show.”
  • Evaluates the performance and execution of planned features, trailers and ads across your circuit.
  • Loads, matches and delivers keys to devices across your circuit within minutes.
  • Allows for centralized title mapping and content pack creation.
Benefits
  • Creates efficiencies:
    • Monitor your entire circuit from one screen at the home office (or your home!).
    • Missing KDMs for a new film? Sort your KDM issues by distributor and make just one call for your entire circuit.
  • Eliminates redundant tasks:
    • One qualified staff member can title map and build trailer packs for your entire circuit at once.
    • Allows individual theater managers more time to focus on customers.
  • Gives unprecedented, centralized operational control:
    • Ingest and deliver KDMs without involvement from theater staff.
    • Have a last minute trailer change? Quickly update the pack in Enterprise and send it to all your theaters.
New Features
  • “TurnKey” KDM Management
    • Ingest, match and deliver keys to devices across your circuit within minutes via online upload or delivery to a central email address.
    • Have one staff member monitor key issues across all theaters and resolve with a single action.
    • Manage your auditorium allocation per site with reports on key expiration and availability.
  • Downloadable Trailer Performance Reports
    • Select a date range, studio(s) and the trailer(s) you want data on. Then download a performance report to PDF or Excel for sharing internally or with studio partners.
  • Downloadable Ad Performance Reports
    • Select a date range and the ad(s) you want data on. Then download a performance report to PDF or Excel for sharing internally or with ad partners.

For more information or to set up a demonstration, check out our Enterprise Web product page, HERE.

 

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. Our 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.