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Friday, April 06, 2007

A small foothold for movie delivery via satellite?

Delivering digital movies to theaters via satellite has traditionally run into lots of snafus: bandwidth is expensive, especially when you're delivering to a small number of locations, and not every theater has a good rooftop line-of-sight location for a satellite dish. But Raleigh, NC-based Microspace Communications is giving it a go, installing dishes and server equipment in over 200 theaters owned by Carmike Cinemas. Here's the story from Space.com. (I'm a bit skeptical of some of the facts in this piece from Space.com, though. Every studio now delivers movies on hard drives, for instance, so I'm not sure that having satellite capability gives Carmike access to more movies.)

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