MACAU — Technicolor is to build a digital cinema hub and network operations center in Singapore .
The hub, which will serve parts of the Asia-Pacific region, is being set up as a partnership between Technicolor Digital Cinema business and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Build out of the facility is skedded for April 2008.
Its activities will include digital cinema support for physical and electronic forms of content delivery; Thomson’s key distribution and management systems; equipment monitoring; and operation of a round-the-clock multilingual call center.
“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,” Curt Behlmer, executive vice president and COO of Technicolor Digital Cinema, within the Thomson group’s services division, said.
Announcement was made Tuesday at the CineAsia hardtop trade show and convention in Macau.