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  • Xin Zhang | February 20, 2017
    The health of the global cinema-going industry looks positive in 2016 from territories that have reported so far with total admissions increasing by 6.0% to reach 3.4 billion, based on the 39 territories that have results available in the IHS Markit Cinema Intelligence service. Despite the admissions growth, currency issues have led to an annual decline in box office for these 39 countries of 3.4% over last year.
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  • Xin Zhang | January 31, 2017
    Chinese investment company Nan Hai Corp, the owner of Dadi Cinema, is to purchase all the Orange Sky Golden Harvest’s (OSGH) cinemas operating in mainland China for RMB 328.6 million ($47.8 million). As one of the leading cinema investors in the market, OSGH currently operates 76 multiplexes with a total of 531 screens across mainland China. In 2016, OSGH cinemas collected a total of 80.8 million yuan ($11.7) box office. After the purchase, Dadi will have a total of 2,442 screens across the country, or around 3,919 screens if count those in associated membership as well.
  • Xin Zhang | January 24, 2017
    US circuit AMC Entertainment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group (NCG). AMC is to acquire NCG from European private equity firm Bridgepoint and Swedish media group Bonnier Holding in an all-cash transaction valued at SEK 8,250 million ($929 million). The deal is expected to be complete in the first half of 2017 and is conditional upon antitrust clearance by the European Commission.


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  • Charlotte Jones | November 05, 2015
    Charlotte Jones, Principal Analyst gave a presentation at the 2015 IHS PEVE conference outlining the core drivers in the wider shift towards Premium Cinema plus insights on the growth of premium large format screens (PLF), the competitive market for global branded screens and the rise of 4D cinema.
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  • David Hancock | April 30, 2015
    David Hancock, IHS' Research Director of Film and Cinema gave a presentation at the recent CinemaCon event in Las Vegas as the opener to a session on Cinema as the Premium Experience. The presentation gives the latest brief update on digital cinema progress (almost complete hence the brevity) and some data points with regards to laser-illuminated projection and immersive audio. The speech ended by contextualising cinema in the transactional value chain of film consumption.
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  • David Hancock | November 10, 2014
    A presentation outlining the development and role of technology in film and cinemas, leading up to an analysis of an increased segmentation of the sector and its role within the overall transactional value chain of film.
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  • Icon Principal Analyst, Cinema
    Charlotte is a Principal Analyst in the IHS Cinema team focusing on the global cinema business and a specialist on digital and 3D market trends.
  • Icon Director, Cinema
    David is a senior expert on the global film and cinema sectors. He is the head of the Film and Cinema department with IHS and has overseen its development in this area since 1997. This includes the set-up of the online data and analysis service, Cinema Intelligence, and he is also in charge of the company’s digital cinema activities.
  • Icon Analyst, Cinema
    Xin Zhang joined IHS in January 2011 as an analyst in the cinema team, undertaking the operational aspects of the Cinema Intelligence service. Prior to joining IHS, Xin worked in China...

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