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  • David Hancock | April 12, 2017
    Premium Large Format group IMAX has agreed a deal with AMC-owned circuits Odeon and Nordic Cinema Group (NCG) to more than doubling the number of screens within these circuits from 19 to 47 (3 are already announced but not yet open). The deal, worth around $20m to IMAX and its largest European contract, is for 25 new sites up to 10 of which are in the UK, to add to the existing 15. Sites will also open in Germany, Spain and Italy.
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  • Xin Zhang | April 12, 2017
    Russian investment company A&NN Investments, owned by tycoon Alexander Mamut, has acquired the country’s two largest cinema exhibitors (by screen count) Cinema Park and Formula Kino. These are the largest cinema acquisitions in the Russian film industry so far. Cinema Park operates 39 cinemas with around 350 screens and has a market share of 7.5% of the industry. Formula Kino, the second largest cinema chain by screen count, accounts for 5.9% of the market with 35 cinemas and 260 screens.
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  • Pablo Carrera | March 07, 2017
    IMAX Corp., provider of premium cinema and more recently also premium virtual reality (VR) experiences, unveiled its Q4 and end of year results and provided more details about the strategy and business model of its VR operations


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  • Xin Zhang | February 23, 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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  • David Hancock | February 02, 2017
    Cinema consolidation is a hot topic within the cinema exhibition sector, driven by a spate of acquisitions at the top of the market.
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Presentations View All (16)

  • David Hancock | April 26, 2017
    This is a presentation given by David Hancock, Research Director, Film and Cinema at IHS Markit, at this year's Cinemacon. It focuses on cinema technology development and the wider areas of innovation in the cinema sector.
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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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  • 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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