RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Microspace Communications Corporation (Microspace), the leading provider of point-to-multipoint satellite services, today announced that it provided digital delivery for Disney's Chicken Little on November 4th, via its VELOCITY(R) satellite service and Kodak digital CineServers. Microspace distributed the feature presentation to the Galaxy Cineplex in Ontario, Canada.
"Walt Disney Pictures is one of the first movie studios to make active strides toward mainstream delivery of digital cinema," said Chuck Viane, president, distribution, Buena Vista Pictures. "For several years, our goal has been to demonstrate the advantages of digital delivery over traditional film, and 'Chicken Little' is a giant leap forward in accomplishing it."
"Satellite-powered digital cinema will be in the forefront of the motion picture industry in the coming year," said Joe Amor, Vice President and General Manager of Microspace. "We are thrilled to be working with Disney, Kodak and Galaxy Theaters on the digital delivery of 'Chicken Little.' We have been working to earn the confidence and trust of all involved in the digital cinema community and will continue those efforts."
"For Kodak Digital Cinema, this is further proof that Kodak is ready for the future, now," said Drena Rogers, director of worldwide sales for Kodak Digital Cinema. "Working with Microspace and our long-term partners at Disney, we're proud to be able to reliably and confidently display Microspace's satellite-delivered feature presentation. And, with Kodak digital pre-show systems already installed in Cineplex Galaxy theatres, this is a natural step forward in helping them display superior presentations."
Microspace was the first digital cinema service provider to deliver a standardized version of a digital motion picture via satellite. As a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' DC28 committee, Microspace has provided input for the recommended standards for digital cinema. Additionally, Microspace has been a long time sponsor of the Digital Cinema Laboratory's research and testing initiatives and has donated a complete VELOCITY(R) system to further the advancement of digital cinema.
Microspace's VELOCITY(R) eliminates the expenses of producing and delivering individual film print. Since early 2004, Microspace has been working to enhance the theater experience by providing digital satellite delivery for several motion pictures, including "Shrek 2," "Collateral," and "Shark Tale."
Microspace Communications Corporation (Microspace) is the leading provider of satellite services for video, data and audio content distribution and operates the largest global business satellite broadcasting network, with over 315,000 remote links worldwide. A variety of both businesses and government organizations rely upon Microspace's VELOCITY(R) for high-quality, cost- effective and secure content distribution at savings of up to 98% over terrestrial services. VELOCITY supports customers such as Morgan Stanley, LodgeNet, John Deere, Muzak and the Christian Radio Consortium via a wide range of IP broadband applications such as business TV, distance learning, digital signage and digital cinema, among many others. The service is available as either a dedicated solution or as an on-demand service, enabling customers to easily and affordably expand their bandwidth as their needs change. Founded in 1988 with headquarters in the U.S. and a presence in Europe and Latin America, Microspace is a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company. For more information, visit http://www.microspace.com/.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WWWB-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office building in Durham, NC.
Source: Microspace Communications Corporation
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