Avanti Communications and Motion Picture Solutions connect over 300 cinemas to enable secure content distribution
Avanti Communications and Motion Picture Solutions (MPS) securely distribute feature films to over 300 cinemas via Avanti’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technology
Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and leading international film services company, MPS, connect 331 cinemas across the UK to securely distribute content. The highly reliable and secure service is delivering HD feature films to connected sites.
With many cinemas across the UK located in areas with little or no access to reliable internet connectivity, movie files are often physically distributed by couriers whereby the risk of content not being delivered is high. Powered by Avanti’s HYLAS 1 Ka-band satellite, the service provides MPS a secure and highly reliable content distribution service ensuring film delivery to the cinemas.
The service uses Avanti’s Multicast technology. The Multicast application is performed using a “one to many” operation. This means the information or content is only required to be fed through once for all cinemas, thus reducing the amount of bandwidth utilised for transmission, compared to unicast where each client creates a connection and utilises the same amount of bandwidth for each client. Using Avanti’s Multicast application, MPS are now able to distribute content quicker, more securely and cost-effectively across their cinemas.
Howard Kiedaisch, CEO and Chairman of the MPS Group, commented: “Avanti’s network is allowing us to reach our cinema partners with a truly innovative distribution method. Its leading Ka-band satellite technology has integrated seamlessly with our service. Such revolutionary technology and multicast solutions guarantee security and quality. This is a huge step forward for digital cinema.”
Enrico Leonardi, Chief Sales Officer of Avanti, said: “Avanti’s HTS technology has changed the future of secure content delivery. It has revolutionised the way the cinema industry deliver their content in the most effective way possible. With Avanti’s flexibility and extremely high security, we are pleased to enable MPS to be industry leaders and provide the reliable service they require.”
For further information please contact:
Avanti: David Williams / Nigel Fox +44 (0)207 749 6703
Montfort: Nick Miles / James Olley, +44 (0)203 770 7909
Redleaf: Lara Pyliotis, +44 (0)207 382 4734
Cenkos Securities: Max Hartley (Nomad) / Julian Morse, +44 (0)207 397 8900
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About Avanti Communications
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.
Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum in perpetuity that covers an end market of over 1.7bn people.
The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring.
Avanti has a unique Cloud based customer interface that is protected by patented technology.
Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE).
MPS is a leading international film services company, providing end-to-end solutions at all stages in the field of theatrical film delivery.
From 24/7 post-production and mastering through to secure electronic distribution, KDM delivery, live event management, creative services and specialist technical consultancy, MPS offers distributors, exhibitors and industry partners a culture of innovation, a high level of expertise and fast turnaround times.