Combined entity, operating as Motion Picture Solutions, will form Europe’s largest independent mastering facility.

Motion Picture Solutions (MPS) has acquired Arts Alliance Media’s (AAM) content services business.

The combined entity, operating as MPS, will form Europe’s largest and most experience independent mastering facility, and the deal is part of a wider on-going cooperation between the London-based digital cinema companies.

AAM’s content services division is expected to have transferred communications and billings to MPS by June 1. All of its staff will be transferred to MPS and the company will continue to be based at its West London location. Other areas of MPS and AAM are unaffected.

Matthew Aspray, chief operating officer of MPS, commented: “We are delighted that the AAM Content Services team are joining MPS. Our pooled resources will ensure that our existing and new clients receive innovative high quality digital cinema mastering services for years to come.”

“The new MPS team will be 100% focused on content services and bring together the best from both groups to create an unrivalled leader in Europe.
Also, being able to collaborate rather than compete against each other makes perfect sense for both AAM and MPS, but more importantly allows us to offer the highest quality solution for our distributor and exhibitor clients,” added Howard Kiedaisch [pictured], chief executive officer of AAM.