A new evolution in cinema content distribution is now available in Australia and New Zealand. IPSTAR a leading broadband and satellite support provider to regional Australian communities has partnered with Kencast and Silver Trak Digital to provide rapid transmission cinema content across Australia and New Zealand.
The service currently operational throughout the US takes the traditional DCP and uploads it to a secured cloud-based distribution platform and server (Kencast) and automates the forward transmission and download to participant cinemas wherever connected in Australia and New Zealand.
The advantages are obvious with the removal of physical HDD delivery and the instant recognition of content delivery.
Silver Trak Digital’s extensive experience in processing, creating and QC analysis of DCPs plays an integral part in the preparation of the content for satellite transmission and is completely integrated into the delivery service alongside our traditional services including DCP creation, KDM management and HDD delivery.
Benefits to Exhibitors
Reduced TCO By providing a secure and efficient end-to-end IP delivery platform, the logistical efficiencies gained result in a reduced total cost of ownership for both Distributors and Exhibitors.
Reliability Our partner KenCast provides the ground technology which is the same proven technology used by the DCDC network in the USA to securely and efficiently deliver content to 2,700 cinemas and to report on delivery of your content.
Ownership We own the satellite and provide a dedicated one-stop-shop service from the satellite down to the earth station that connects it to our data centre in Sydney where DCPs are ingested. The service is not reliant on the service performance or limits of Exhibitors’ Internet connections e
Flexibility By owning and controlling the satellite bandwidth, we can immediately scale bandwidth as required to meet demand which means we can always ensure reliability of service.
Disaster Recovery In the event of cinema site equipment failure, we have a backup system whereby we send HDDs directly to the affected site at no extra cost to any party. In parallel we arrange a service call for the site at no extra cost to Exhibitors.