Digital cinema provider Arts Alliance Media signs new agreements with Sony and ACES.

Digital cinema provider Arts Alliance Media (AAM) has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI), which sees SPRI committing to supply its films, if booked, in certain countries in digital format to AAM-deployed DCI-compliant digital cinema screens. 

SPRI has had a similar deal in place since 2007 with AAM covering certain European countries.

Countries covered by the deal are Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

Howard Kiedaisch, chief executive officer of AAM, said of the company expansion: “Having built the necessary skill set to manage these roll out programs throughout Europe, it’s a natural progression for AAM to offer this capability in new territories. We are thrilled that Sony Pictures has endorsed our program and we expect to announce separate deals with additional studios in the coming weeks. Thousands of screens around the world have already been converted to digital under similar arrangements.”

AAM today also announced a deal with 75 screens from the group of independent exhibitors ACEC Cines (Area Catalana de Exhibición Cinematográfica) in Spain.

The rollout will be financed, subject to final bank approval, via the recently announced Barco Leasing Program.