San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2009
CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), the world's third largest, and Asia's #1, full-service content delivery network (CDN), today announced that New York-based Emerging Pictures has selected CDNetworks to provide the low-cost delivery of large HD-file downloads for its "100% green" data delivery platform, enabling a new technology and business model for cinema. Emerging Pictures provides its Emerging Cinemas theater network with carbon-neutral cinema distribution to high-definition projection systems, housed in 65 prestigious commercial and non-profit art house cinemas, museums, performing arts centers, art cinemas, media art centers, and restored "movie palaces" in North America, with plans for global expansion.
Emerging Pictures uses its data-delivery platform with high-speed data lines to deliver HD-quality films to high-definition projection systems. CDNetworks provides the network infrastructure and the file delivery technology to economically deliver the large HD-file downloads, in both 720p and 1080p. The files are sent in one-of-three high-quality, yet compact, HD-file formats - MPEG2 HD, VC-1 HD, and .264 HD. Leased broadband lines deliver the files directly to servers, located at the theaters, where the files are rendered and delivered to high-quality HD-cinema projectors. Emerging's approach is totally carbon neutral, using no petroleum-based 35mm film prints, no carbon-consumed shipping of heavy 35mm film canisters, and the most eco-friendly and economical film delivery platform available.
Emerging Pictures considered using satellite technology for their file-download system, but found CDNetworks' digital large-file-download solution to be much more cost-effective. Data-network delivery also compares very favorably to the cost of cloning, shipping, and retrieving hard drives and makes venue operation far easier than traditional or satellite-file-download systems.
Emerging Cinemas is the partner of choice for specialty-film distributors who need a cost-effective, carbon-neutral means of sending HD-quality files to communities in search of high- quality cinema programs. Emerging has secured North American digital cinema distribution rights to the prestigious La Scala Operas, Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Operas, and Bolshoi Ballet company performances. Pop Music artists presented include Bruce Springsteen, The Who, and The Smashing Pumpkins. The company also distributes top-end art house films from leading US and International cinema companies and films from governmental film agencies.
"To continue meeting the expectations of our venues and distribution partners, we needed to source a reliable, global, high-quality content network partner. Though CDNetworks had not been involved in similar cinema ventures before we started working together, we quickly came to the decision that their core competencies were well matched with both our current needs and future expansion plans," remarked Barry Rebo, Chairman, and one of the three founding partners of Emerging Pictures.
"Emerging Pictures is providing an exciting new, and socially responsible, means of delivering content to entertainment venues throughout North America," said Steve Liddell, President of CDNetworks International. "CDNetworks fully supports this new approach and is providing the robust network infrastructure, CDN technology, and economic model to enable Emerging's rapid expansion and successful growth in North America and beyond."
About Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures was founded in 2002 by Barry Rebo, Giovanni Cozzi and Ira Deutchman to create a new theatrical distribution paradigm for independent, international dramatic & documentary films, through the use of digital technologies. Emerging has grown into a distribution, marketing, and exhibition company through its network of theaters, Emerging Cinemas, which bring first-run specialty cinema and high quality "Alternate Content" to cities and communities that would otherwise not have timely access to such programming. Emerging has created its own data delivery platform using high speed data lines to deliver HD quality films to high definition projection systems housed in prestigious museums, performing arts centers, art cinemas, media art centers, and restored "movie palaces". Emerging currently has a presence in 65 North American venues, and dozens of international content outlets throughout Europe and Australia. Its New York-based facility has encoded over 350 feature films to date. See http://www.Emergingpictures.com for additional information.
CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), the world's third largest, and Asia's #1, full-service content delivery network (CDN), provides technology, Content Acceleration Network (CAN) infrastructure, and customer services that accelerate the delivery of Internet content and applications to end users around the world. CDNetworks provides a comprehensive suite of technology for video streaming, large-volume-files downloads, and image caching, which delivers unparalleled quality of performance, service, and reliability. World-leading media and entertainment, technology, retail, and online gaming companies rely on CDNetworks to optimize their end users' online experiences. CDNetworks, founded in 2000 in Seoul, Korea, has subsidiaries in the US, China, and Japan, and is publicly traded on Korea's KOSDAQ exchange (KOSDAQ: 073710). For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.
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