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Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition Acquires Deluxe/Echostar Satellite Network

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LR-dcdc_satelliteThe Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Deluxe/EchoStar satellite network, adding nearly 1,000 theater sites to its footprint.

The Deluxe/EchoStar joint venture, formed in 2010 between digital asset management and distribution company Deluxe Digital Cinema and satellite operations/transmission operator EchoStar Satellite Services will continue to serve as DCDC’s primary service provider.

The DCDC, founded by exhibitors AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres and Regal Entertainment, and major studios Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures, went live October 2013 with the launch of its platform to 17,000 screens across 1,200 theaters. The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and Open Road have signed on as content providers for DCDC, with Southern Theatres and National Amusements joining as exhibitor customers of DCDC.

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