In 2010 СineLab was among the first to develop digital cinema in Russia. That included DCP mastering, replication, generation of KDM’s and delivery (on Hard Drives) a standardized version of a digital motion picture. At present CineLab has the largest number of Hard Drive kits for DCP copies in Russia (more than 4000 kits in a turnover). Within the development strategy of these activities was founded CineLab Data Delivery. The foundation of the company was also confined to the start of the namesake project – a service for transferring digital content to cinema theatres in Russia and the CIS via satellite.
The satellite delivery system is already operating in more than 900 cinemas (3600 screens) in Russia and CIS. The first delivery of the digital feature film "One day" (FOCUS) via the satellite was carried out in August 2011. Commercially the system was launched in operation in March 2012. Today all major cinema chain operators in Russia use CineLab Data Delivery network to receive digital films: Karo Film, Cinema Park, Kinomax, Formula Kino, Kronverk Cinema, Luxor Cinema, Five Stars Cinema, Cinema Invest, Premier halls, Baikal, Veri Velli, Kinomechta, Investkinoproyekt (Kinoplex), Art Science Cinema, Barguzin, Charlie, Mori Cinema, Star Cinema, Kinopark. We already work with Walt Disney Company and Universal Pictures. Our equipment is installed in cinemas of Moldova, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kirgizia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Belorussia.
All the theatres within the CineLab satellite system can now set up live broadcasts of cultural and sports events (stage performances, operas, ballets, sports games, presentations, opening nights, etc.) Our unique technical solution gives an opportunity to install additional equipment in no time and at a low price.
More than 100 cinema theatres have already taken advantage of live broadcasts with CineLab. To provide the best stage content we have partnered up with the Russian leading broadcast distributors – “Cool Connections” and “Teatralnaya Rossia”. High quality broadcasts from the best Russian and world renowned stages is available thanks to the CineLab’s own solution which provides the spectators with lossless sound and image. That technology easily opens new boundaries to the cinemas and significantly broadens the choice for the movie-goers.
Key objective of CineLab Data Delivery is to limit the risks associated with the use of physical media for data delivery.
Each exhibitor gets the following benefits from using our delivery system:
Finally, by participating in our project, you will increase reliability of your cinema theatre operation without additional financial investments.
Physical delivery of digital copies has some negative aspects for every distributor:
Key objective of CineLab Data Delivery is to limit the risks associated with the use of physical media for data delivery. Each distributor gets the following benefits from using our delivery system: