Technicolor to build hub in Singapore
Thomson‘s Technicolor Digital Cinema, along with Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), have announced a partnership to establish a digital cinema hub and network operations centre (NOC) in Singapore.
The hub will serve the Asia-Pacific region, and is scheduled to be built in April next year. It will provide digital cinema support for both physical and electronic forms of content delivery and related management solution capabilities to the motion picture industry. It will also include Thomson’s key distribution and management systems, and a round-the-clock multi-lingual call-centre (integrated with operation in the US).
“Thomson recognises Singapore’s commitment to the digital media and entertainment industry and believes there will be tremendous value in utilising their robust infrastructure to expand our digital cinema service offerings into the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mr Curt Behlmer, VP, COO of Technicolor Digital Cinema, within Thomson Services division.
“Digital cinema is growing at a very rapid pace, and we look forward to supporting studio and exhibitor customers as they begin to roll out digital cinema in Singapore and Asia-Pacific.”
Ms Tham Ai Chyn, Assistant Chief Executive, Industry and Cluster Development, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore added: “IDA is delighted to support Thomson-Technicolor’s first digital cinema hub in Asia to cater to the digital media and entertainment industry. This strategic partnership furthers Singapore’s efforts to be the leading trusted digital cinema hub outside North America and Europe for the processing, management and distribution of digital cinematic content.”