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Friday, September 02, 2005

The Digital Subcontinent

I hate to point you to a press release, but it seems like it's gonna be a slow news day.

DG2L, a New York company with R&D operations in Mumbai, announced this week that it has finished outfitting 150 cinemas in India for "near 2k" digital cinema. The project will eventually hit 2000 cinemas operated by UFO (United Film Organizers.) They're claiming this will be the biggest digital cinema roll-out, and they're probably right.

The big question: will Hollywood give digital releases to these foreign circuits, even though they don't project at 2k resolution?

(At right, that's a screenshot of DG2L's software for managing a digital cinema.)


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