Digital Cinema UnitedDCU, or Digital Content Unit, is a market leader in last mile content solution services. Digital Cinema Packages (DCP’s), has just announced the continued expansion of its DCU Connect network, which supports the theatrical industry’s switch to electronic delivery.
Over 700 producers, sales agents, and independent and major film studios utilize DCU’s services. AmongThese are Hollywood studios, Iconic Events, Greenwich Entertainment, Samuel GoldwynAnd Entertainment Studios.
DCU is available in all 50 states North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle EastAnd Africa. TheCompany excels in connecting content owners, distributors, and resellers with the content they need through digital supply chain services.
EarlierDCU was acquired this year by Liquid Media Group (Liquid) earlier this year. LiquidThe business solutions company that assists independent filmmakers and studios to grow and succeed globally.
SpeakingDCU Connect’s expansion, LiquidCEO Ron ThomsonThis is how it works “DCU is an integral component of our four-stage business solutions engine, bringing vital technology that puts IP creators of all sizes and types on an even playing field with major studios across production services, international servicing, as well as theatrical and digital distribution. The DCU Connect expansion is a fundamental enhancement of DCU’s product offering, and of great incremental value to independent producers and distributors.”
DCU’s unique digital supply chain process happens in four steps: production services, international servicing, theatrical distribution and digital distribution.
TheProduction services is the foundation of the entire process. PrimarySource files, including digital cinema and audio, are created. TheFiles can be created using Final Asset Mastering, TheatricalAnd Downstream Source PrepIMF workflow
TheThe second step is international service. DCU works with international sales assistants to schedule deliveries according to the distributor’s needs. KeepingIt is keeping up with the demands of content platforms. DCPServices include full localization and home video materials.
The next step, theatrical distribution, allows for all who utilize DCU’s services to self distribute their content both locally and internationally. TheThe process includes Day-N-Date Distribution into 40+ Markets, DCP Encryption/DecryptionAnd Global KDM GenerationAnd DistributionWith 24/7 Support.
LastDigital distribution. DCU is capable of transcoding or encoding DVD. Blu-Ray, and VOD titles. ThousandsMajor retail chains have received thousands of titles, as well as digital platforms like iTunes. Amazon, Google PlayAnd Hulu.
With DCU Connect’s expansion being announced DCU’s Executive Vice President Ronnie Young explained how “DCU’s goal is to ensure the content gets on screen securely and in a timely manner, while also supporting the operational efficiency and to drive cost savings for DCU’s exhibition and distribution partners’ ‘.
SinceLate 2021 saw the company expand its reach with many arthouse cinemas as well as regional exhibitors relying upon DCU. Connect Network. TheThe network includes more than 500 screens, which include CineLux Theatres, Touchstar Cinemas, Belcourt Theatre (Nashville TN), The Grand (TacomaWA) Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington NY).
TheDelivery platform is gaining popularity for simple installation and low cost. TheInstallation can be done remotely in under 30 minutes. InIn addition, there are no hardware fees and the entire system is completely free for exhibitors.
The company’s clients openly share their contentment with the services provided. “BeforeDCU has been selected as our preferred partner DCP deliveries, we did a thorough search and found DCU to have the most cost-effective, flexible and reliable service domestically,” said Fathom Events SeniorVP of Operations & Strategic Partnerships, Lynne Schmidt.