SUPPLIER RESEARCH FOR THE SERVICE OF CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN EUROPEAN CINEMA THEATRES

 

As promoter of wide “All’Opera” project, RaiCom will broadcast a theatre performance live in cinemas throughout Europe. The content in DCP format will be distributed to the cinemas that wish to project it as a pre-recorded broadcast. In order to a proper distribution of the content, Rai Com is looking for economic operators in Europe that can coordinate the flow of information and material with the following distributors:

 

  • France, Belgium – Cotè Diffusion
  • Germany, Austria – FOX NETWORK
  • Spain – Castelao Pictures
  • UK – Soda Pictures
  • Russia – Neva Film
  • Eastern Europe (Hungary, the Czech Republic, etc.) – Pannonia Entertainment
  • Italy – to be determined

 

For the LIVE broadcast, the following services are required:

 

  • booking and supplying of one 36 MHz transponder on satellite E5WA* for the live coverage and testing
  • booking and supplying of one 36 MHz transponder on satellite IS10.02 * for the live coverage and testing
  • booking and supplying of one 36 MHz transponder on satellite IS905 * for the live coverage and testing
  • turnaround service from E5WA to IS10.02**
  • turnaround service from E5WA to IS905**
  • organisation and playout of tests before the LIVE broadcast
  • supplying of a helpline for all of the domestic decoders in Europe
  • communication of the satellite parameters and coordination of the theatres

 

*There are two 18 MHz services on satellite E5WA. Service 1 has embedded subtitles; service 2 has burnt-in subtitles in French.

** service 1 turnaround

 

For the distribution of the DCPs***, the service requires:

 

  • collection of the requests from interested theatres
  • DCP quality control
  • duplication of the DCP master and sending of the DCP to customers via satellite, network or HDD
  • possibility to create the DCP master

 

***The DCPs are not encrypted and as a rule the master is produced by RAI

 

 

The reply from economic operators interested in providing Rai Com with  the above-mentioned services shall be sent to the following  email address:  acquistiraicommerciale@rai.it.

 

In a subsequent phase, RaiCom will invite to participate in a competitive comparison the economic  operators that expressed interest and that are believed to possess the necessary qualifications to carry out the service .