Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite

Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 9:49pm CDT

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Today Microspace Communications Corporation announced it will deliver the North American premiere of the Transformers Movie to the L.A. Film Festival on June 27. Here is a copy of the press release that was originally posted at SatNews Daily:

"Microspace Communications Corporation, a distributor of digital cinema via satellite, will deliver the North American premiere of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ release of “Transformers” to the L.A. Film Festival on June 27.

The exclusive pre-release screening of “Transformers” will represent the first time a motion picture has been delivered via satellite to the L.A. Film Festival. The distribution will be one of the largest film premieres in history and will be screened simultaneously to thousands of viewers.

“Digital delivery is a key element in the change to digital cinema,” said Jim Tharp, president, domestic distribution for Paramount Pictures. “We are so pleased to partner with Microspace for satellite delivery of Transformers at the LA Film Festival.”

“Satellite delivery of motion pictures continues to gain significant traction among studios and exhibitors as return-on-investment is realized,” said Curt Tilly, manager of digital cinema distribution at Microspace. “The quality and reliability that digital delivery yields, enables both studios and exhibitors to feature the highest quality presentation the first time and every time.”

Microspace collaborates with studios, content preparation companies and exhibitors to utilize satellite distribution and its benefits. The proven workflow and electronic delivery of Microspace’s satellite distribution provides the industry with a turn-key solution for content delivery and minimizes the potential issues and costs associated with physical delivery. Through the use of two discrete satellite systems, movies and keys are delivered on-time, every-time at Microspace connected theatres.

The North American premiere will be open to 4,000 people across four theaters in Westwood Village where they will view the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out. The Transformers will open in theaters nationwide on July 3.

Microspace, a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company, delivers satellite services for digital cinema, business communications and digital signage. The company operates a business satellite broadcasting network with nearly 340,000 remote links worldwide."

Credit(s): Microspace Communications Corporation and SatNews Daily


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Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186127)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 26th, 2007 @ 11:39pm CDT
Well, that's neat! 8)
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186154)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on June 27th, 2007 @ 12:07am CDT
what happens when a storm interferes with the satelite signal?
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186190)
Posted by Mr.RobotoAutoMan on June 27th, 2007 @ 12:37am CDT
they watch again from the beginning
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186329)
Posted by Stormrider on June 27th, 2007 @ 3:51am CDT
Sorry for my ignorance but I don't get it. Why is it so incredible to be the first ones in history to send a video via satellite for the film festival?
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186492)
Posted by Blozor on June 27th, 2007 @ 7:21am CDT
Stormrider wrote:...the first ones in history...


I think you answered your own question.
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186499)
Posted by Stormrider on June 27th, 2007 @ 7:28am CDT
Blozor wrote:
Stormrider wrote:...the first ones in history...


I think you answered your own question.


Being the first to reach the moon, or to break the sound barrier are noteworthy accomplishments; But broadcasting a signal via satellite doesn't seem to excite me. Signals are broadcasted all the time via satellites. It just seems a bit overhyped.
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186510)
Posted by Anonymous on June 27th, 2007 @ 7:41am CDT
Because this is the beginning of the end of the theater industry
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186717)
Posted by kendragon on June 27th, 2007 @ 10:53am CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:what happens when a storm interferes with the satelite signal?


hell even rain can interfere with my satellite tv channels... i get all artifacts and stuff.... it would be a bitch if it happened half way through a movie at the cinema.
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (186882)
Posted by Blozor on June 27th, 2007 @ 12:24pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
Blozor wrote:
Stormrider wrote:...the first ones in history...


I think you answered your own question.


Being the first to reach the moon, or to break the sound barrier are noteworthy accomplishments; But broadcasting a signal via satellite doesn't seem to excite me. Signals are broadcasted all the time via satellites. It just seems a bit overhyped.


That is true, however, being the first to do anything is exciting to those who are actually doing it. Its impact is diminished the more removed it gets from the source though. I could not care less about, say, the first person to hit a home run or the first person to win the lottery, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a big deal for the first person who did it.
Re: Microspace Delivers U.S. Premiere of Transformers via Satellite (187443)
Posted by Stormrider on June 27th, 2007 @ 5:37pm CDT
Blozor wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
Blozor wrote:
Stormrider wrote:...the first ones in history...


I think you answered your own question.


Being the first to reach the moon, or to break the sound barrier are noteworthy accomplishments; But broadcasting a signal via satellite doesn't seem to excite me. Signals are broadcasted all the time via satellites. It just seems a bit overhyped.


That is true, however, being the first to do anything is exciting to those who are actually doing it. Its impact is diminished the more removed it gets from the source though. I could not care less about, say, the first person to hit a home run or the first person to win the lottery, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a big deal for the first person who did it.


That is certainly true.

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