Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Arqiva Supports Launch Of

Arqiva has supported the launch of an independent website promoting live alternative content to cinemas.
The new website,, allows rights holders to publish details of their available events and for cinema to express an interest in screening them. will carry the details of a wide range of sports, arts and entertainment content from all around the world.
Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director ar Arqiva Broadcast & Media, said: "Live alternative event cinema is more popular than ever. Events organisers, rights holders and exhibitors recognise the demand for live alternative content and the opportunity this presents. Our experience of working with exhibitors and delivering events on Arqiva's Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System identified the need for an independent website to act as a comprehensive database for all live events from all rights holders and all distributors. While Arqiva has been instrumental in launching the website is truly independent and we hope that it will be fully embraced by the industry as a whole."
Howard Kiedaisch, CEO at Arts Alliance Media, added: "We truly welcome this positive move by Arqiva, our Digital Cinema satellite partners. The undeniable need for such an independent website reflects the successful growth of live alternative content, and it will certainly satisfy the demand for a central point of contact to collate the many events offered by alternative content distributors around the world."
Daniel Webber, Managing Director at SuperVision Media, commented: "We welcome Arqiva's initiative in establishing this important website, which will certainly list all of our live alternative event content. The ability to liaise directly with exhibitors through the easily accessible medium of will prove invaluable in further growing this extremely promising market."
Christine Costello, Managing Director at More2Screen, said: "As live alternative event cinema comes of age, this website represents a definite move into the mainstream. Cinema audiences of all ages and backgrounds want more live alternative content - from sports to the arts. This website will connect local exhibitors with global events, meeting and further fuelling the demand for world class live alternative content 'at a cinema near you'."
Rob Arthur, Managing Director Apollo Cinemas, added: "Up to now there has not been a central directory for exhibitors to review what alternative content is available. From our perspective will be a very useful tool which aligns live alternative content with mainstream content."
Fabrice Testa, VP Sales & Business Development at XDC, said: "It's great, a really important and positive step forward for the alternative content market. It's the sort of simple innovation that could have a really big impact on the uptake of live event cinema."
Rich Walsh, Director at Dolby, stated: "The delivery of live alternative content must match the high quality that the audience expects from the cinema. Dolby welcomes the launch of as it provides essential information on events which will support exhibitors in choosing the best and most reliable experience for their audiences."
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 for feature films and live events into digital cinemas across Europe."
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Firehouse Productions Sets Live Sound Ablaze With Dante Audio-Over-IP Networking
As a sound production company specialising in live events, Firehouse Productions is regularly entrusted with the design, operation and management of c
Alias Hire Invests In The Live U LU-400
Alias Hire had been investigating the various products of mobile SIM based products for a few years prior to when we purchased our Live U (LU-400) dev
Telestream Announces Latest Version Of Lightspeed Live Stream
Telestream has announced the latest version of Lightspeed Live Stream, its enterprise-class live multiscreen encoding, packaging and distribution syst
NFTS Launches Live TV Simulator Course
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has launched a Live TV Simulator Sports Production course in partnership with HBS Broadcast Academy, th
BBC To Live Stream From Edinburgh Festivals
The BBC has announced that it is to live stream performances from the Edinburgh Festivals in the latest experiment from its Research & Development tea
GMIT Launch Enhanced RelayCaster For Live Content Contribution
GMIT will showcase its newly acquired RelayCaster and CodecCaster products for the first time at IBC2017 since acquiring the technology of Motama GmbH
DTS1800 Fibre System For Live Events
Digital Television Systems have over 25 years' experience in Camera Control Systems. No wonder the DTS1800 Fibre System is the preferred Multi Camera
Ross Video Helps Cornerstone Technologies Build Live Events
Live video production used to be synonymous with the broadcast industry, but the last decade has seen a content explosion as corporations, sports club
Westminster Live Studios Host Leaders Debate For BBC
It was a busy week when Westminster Live studios in the heart of political London were asked to host the now infamous leaders debate for the BBC, init
SIS LIVE Chosen For UK Election Coverage
A total of 26 'ad-hoc' SNG vehicles from SIS LIVE are to be despatched for a number of UK broadcasters for live coverage of the UK General Election la
SIS LIVE Further Extends Anylive® Connectivity Network
SIS LIVE has further extended its Anylive® connectivity network to 25 horse racecourses throughout Ireland for television and data services to bookmak
Samsung Annouces Partnerships With UFC®, X-Games And Live Nation
Samsung Electronics has announced VR Live Pass on Gear VR, a lineup of global, live entertainment partnerships with the UFC®, X Games and Live Nation.
Production News : BBC One Commissions Wild Alaska Live
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Tom McDonald, BBC Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual, has announced Wild Alask
Arena Television And dock10 Successfully Complete Live Trial
Arena Television and dock10 have successfully completed a live trial of a new virtual gallery solution with BBC Sport covering the fourth round of the
LiveU To Demonstrate Powerful Live IP Bonding Technology
At this year’s CABSAT, LiveU will be demonstrating its powerful live IP bonding technology, taking advantage of the faster speeds and guaranteed high