GDC Technology brings ‘Foresti Party Bercy’ Showlive to over 120 screens across Europe
Barcelona, Spain(October 25, 2012) –GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that ‘Foresti Party Bercy’, which features Florence Foresti, currently one of the most popular French comediennes, was performed and broadcasted live on 23rd September 2012via satellite on over 120screens using GDC digital cinema servers in Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Pathé Live, a pioneer of live alternative content, distributed the final night performance of ‘Foresti Party Bercy’which was held at the Bercy, one of the largest event venues in France, to cinemas across Europe.
The finale of ‘Foresti Party Bercy’performed on the eveningof23rdSeptember attracted an overwhelming number of fans to cinemas with live broadcast capability. This was made possible using live broadcast technology embedded in GDCdigitalcinema servers, a unique and advanced feature solely available in the market through GDC servers. The existing SA/ SX series of GDC digital cinema servers can be enabled with an integrated 2D/3D decoder capability through a simple software upgrade. Meanwhile, there is no need for any extra hardware, which greatly simplifies the hardware operation and reduces investment costs.
“Pathé Live is committed to bringing all kinds of entertainment to digital cinemas, and we’re thrilled to be launching our groundbreaking event on screens using GDC Tech’s state–of–the–art live broadcasting technology to over 86,000 spectators,” said Thierry Fontaine, CEO of Pathé Live. “We’ve proved that cinema is still the best venue for gathering people and for sharing a joyful experience. With the support of our valued partner–GDC Tech, we’ve made this event a true success!”
“Following the successful live 3D FIFA World Cup screening at Lotte Cinemasin Korean June 2010, GDC Tech is extremely pleased to bring another captivating live broadcast in Europe in partnership with Pathé Live,” said Dr. Man–Nang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Tech. “We provide a swift and simple software upgrade that enables live telecast saving exhibitors both time and money, without any screen limitation. We hope this built–in integrated decoder technology brings more alternative content for an immersive viewing experience to cinemas across the world. ”
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc–tech.com)
As one of the world’s leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery, and display markets, GDC Technology (“GDC Tech“) has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers, projection, and 3D systems worldwide. GDC Tech is currently the largest supplier of digital cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and China. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
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