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Joint venture will offer satellite service to digitally equipped theaters in U.S. and Canada



HOLLYWOOD, CA & ENGLEWOOD, CO - September 21, 2010 - Deluxe Digital Cinema Inc., a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., and EchoStar Satellite Services, L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced the formation of Deluxe/EchoStar LLC, a joint venture to build an advanced digital cinema satellite distribution network targeting delivery to digitally equipped theaters in the U.S. and Canada.

This Deluxe/EchoStar Network brings the full power of the digital satellite technology directly to the local multiplex. With Deluxe as the leading worldwide provider of services in film and digital media to the entertainment industry and EchoStar's veteran experience as a satellite services provider, Deluxe/EchoStar can deliver traditional 2D and 3D feature films, live events, special content, and other programming developed specifically for digitally equipped theaters at the highest quality with the most coverage reliably and efficiently.

EchoStar Satellite Services has developed a strong partnership with Deluxe, one built on a common foundation of superior service and innovative thinking, said Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services. Deluxe/EchoStar marks the next evolution in theatrical distribution and exhibition, and gives distributors and movie theaters confidence in partnering with a proven digital cinema network.

We began testing sites around the country with EchoStar about a year ago to determine how best to develop the network, said Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. The results confirmed that delivering feature films through our satellite network would provide optimum quality and reliability for our customers, and present an open platform for easily accommodating a variety of digital delivery services, added Drabinsky.

About Deluxe

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILMĀ® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; marketing fulfilment services and intellectual property security systems. Deluxe operates facilities around the world. For more information please visit www.bydeluxe.com.

About EchoStar Satellite Services

EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS) and provides a reliable network available for aggregation and distribution of video, audio and data domestically and internationally. EchoStar also offers the ViP-TV platform providing IPTV solutions. EchoStar represents a significant source of Ku-band and Ka-band satellite capacity and spacecraft operation services with access to 10 satellites, ground-based teleport facilities, and 24-hour Satellite Access Centers. For more information, visit www.echostarsatelliteservices.com.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:50 AM - Thread Starter
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It wont be long now (1 year past the testing phase) before we start seeing 4k beamed to properly equipped homes....
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Thanks for sharing.
Playing devils advocate we will have to see how they pull this off. Echo star is no different then the other sat broadcasters. They compress their content (HD/SD) which looks terrible at times as do its competitors. Where are they going to get the additional bandwidth needed to deliver uncompressed content 5 times larger then consumer HD? Will the quality of consumer HD take the hit?
A similar joint venture was announced with ExtremeHD. Where is that?
By the way if this is successful this could be the platform needed allowing Hollywood consideration to deliver DCI content outside
Cinema venues.
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Thanks for sharing.
Playing devils advocate we will have to see how they pull this off. Echo star is no different then the other sat broadcasters. They compress their content (HD/SD) which looks terrible at times as do its competitors. Where are they going to get the additional bandwidth needed to deliver uncompressed content 5 times larger then consumer HD? Will the quality of consumer HD take the hit?
A similar joint venture was announced with ExtremeHD. Where is that?
By the way if this is successful this could be the platform needed allowing Hollywood consideration to deliver DCI content outside
Cinema venues.

yes thats right but i am sure the studios will first test this for at least 1 year
regarding copyprotection and how everything works before they even
think about to deliver dci content to us.
but thats is good news anyway.

to be safe that you can playback in future all possible 2k or 4k dci content or 3d 2k dci and some time later 3d 4k dci content you need a cinema pr.

but also today a cinema pr. is not wrong.
i hope i can do some post about why you need TODAY a cinema pr.
later in the night.
i got a shipment form us that contains some good equipment and if
everything runns well i can see tonight ...........
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i got a shipment form us that contains some good equipment and if
everything runns well i can see tonight ...........

Sounds like Mayer got some new toys!
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Thanks for sharing.
Playing devils advocate we will have to see how they pull this off. Echo star is no different then the other sat broadcasters. They compress their content (HD/SD) which looks terrible at times as do its competitors. Where are they going to get the additional bandwidth needed to deliver uncompressed content 5 times larger then consumer HD? Will the quality of consumer HD take the hit?
A similar joint venture was announced with ExtremeHD. Where is that?
By the way if this is successful this could be the platform needed allowing Hollywood consideration to deliver DCI content outside
Cinema venues.

DCI content is compressed, although much less than consumer content. Uncompressed HD is much more than five times consumer HD. I am too lazy to do the math, but it's in the 100x range.

Satellite DCI broadcast does not have to be at the display rate, which can be as high as 250 mbps. It can be at a much lower rate and stored in the server for later display at the higher rate. It can also be delivered during off hours.

This will happen and is intended for theater distribution, although residential distribution will be a minor technical step.
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When I read this I thought of Cinedigm. They only do live events but it got me wondering if they own their satellites or who they rent them from?
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Yeah no Deluxe is the real thing Them and technicolor distribute all the digital cinema software out there, they are talking about 4k and 3-D movies.

I am dying to see the receiver if it has a 25 pin digital out, cause then users of dci processors a like the datasat, dolby, and qsc will need a 25 pin aes source switcher like this:
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Satellite DCI broadcast does not have to be at the display rate, which can be as high as 250 mbps. It can be at a much lower rate and stored in the server for later display at the higher rate. It can also be delivered during off hours.

Good hearing from you odyssey. This is good news & once implemented will lay the road map for what we've all been waiting for.
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