Cinegi, a UK-based digital distribution service, is now signing up content partners ahead of its launch later this year.

The company plans to work with alternative content offerings and independent films to be screened in cinemas as well as in venues like pubs, arts centres, village halls and hotels.

The company delivers content over the internet using DRM technologies from Adobe.

Mandy Berry [pictured], Joint CEO of Cinegi, said: “As well as ‘catch-up’ cinema, Cinegi gives audiences an opportunity to revisit their favourite classics and to try out films from across the world they’d not normally be able to see alongside more mainstream current content. Why watch a film on DVD when you can see it – as it was intended – on the big screen, surrounded by like-minded people, in a venue near you?”

Cinegi was developed out of Golant Media Ventures with funding from MEDIA and Creative England.

Berry, who formerly founded 01zero-one and the InSync network, founded the company with Simulacra Media founder Patrick Towell.