Dublin, Ireland — June 21st, 2023 — World-leading cinema software and content delivery company Unique X and post-production leader PHAROS are excited to announce a software licensing agreement to deploy a fully managed electronic network across Germany.
PHAROS, who recently announced their new CineBridge managed content delivery platform, will be utilising Unique’s market leading MovieTransit software and technology in order to provide electronic delivery services to its wide range of major studio and German distributor customers.
Unique X operates in 90 countries across the globe and excels in delivering mission-critical cinema software to over 45,000 screens WW. MovieTransit is in operation across 19 territories in Europe, Africa & the Americas with the most advanced and capable theatrical DCP electronic delivery technology in the world servicing all major Hollywood studios and distributors and will now be available for distributors and exhibitors to enjoy in Germany, one of the largest theatrical markets with over 1,600 cinemas and over 8,000 screens.
With in-territory investment and operation lead by Pharos, and with Unique X in support, deployments are scheduled to start immediately with the full territory targeted for connection to the CineBridge network Powered by MovieTransit over the next 18 months.
Unique X’s Chief Executive Officer Roger Harris said “We are excited to now bring the power of MovieTransit licensed software to German cinemas. PHAROS is a quality driven leader in post-production and as such are the perfect partner for content delivery. Unique’s market-leading software enables us to power German cinemas and bring a level of speed and automation into reality at a time of growth in production and attendance.
PHAROS’s Managing Directors Josef Reidinger and Peter Gerckens agree: “We are very excited to partner with Unique X and expand our offering into e-delivery. Our Munich based team with decades of experience is dedicated to make CineBridge a success for studios and cinemas alike. We look forward to learn, grow and thrive together with Unique X and our customers.”
About PHAROS – The Post Group
PHAROS – The Post Group is a brand of Media Services GmbH.
Germany’s largest post-production company with over 140 employees, PHAROS, formerly known as ARRI Media, has been offering all creative and technical services related to film production for more than 40 years – from the first consultation, pre-visualization in the script phase and on-set support to the entire post-production, including visual effects, sound, grading and mastering.
The Digital Cinema Distribution unit –one of PHAROS’s core businesses – supports studios to bring their content into German cinemas through DCP- & KDM-Management, physical and digital replication and our tracking and ordering tool “Fusion Network”. PHAROS’ service team, based in Munich, has decades of experience serving cinemas and studios alike.