Arts Alliance Media and partners Arqiva Satellite & Media have agreed a deal to equip over 1,000 Odeon and UCI cinema screens in Europe with satellite service.

The deal covers 100 sites in five  territories - Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

All sites will be fitted with Arqiva’s professional satellite receive equipment, and will allow cinemas to take electronic delivery of digital content including Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) of feature films, trailers and advertising.

Satellite capability means that content can be downloaded more easily to digital cinema servers, and sent to multiple sites simultaneously. It also allows the delivery of live sports, concerts and special events.