Woodland Hills, CA -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) will partner with innovative digital theatrical distribution company Cinedigm Digital Cinema (NASDAQ:CIDM) for the first ever, live 3D broadcast of a UFC Pay-Per-View event when it brings it Feb. 4, 2012 fight card to upwards of 120 theatres across the nation. The 3D broadcast will be the first of four annual Pay-Per-Views set to air in theatres via the partnership between UFC and Cinedigm.
"We are extremely pleased that UFC® has chosen to work with Cinedigm on this ground-breaking, live 3D broadcast," said Chris McGurk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Cinedigm. "We know the legions of avid UFC fans will be blown away when they see what promises to be an exciting night of championship fighting on the big-screen and in 3D."
"By partnering with Cinedigm, we're taking the UFC viewing experience to a whole new level," UFC President Dana White said. "For the first time ever, fight fans can watch a UFC Pay-Per-View card in 3D at theatres across the country. We want UFC fans to have the best viewing experience possible and now they get a chance to experience major UFC Pay-Per-Views in 3D."
For more information on theatre locations and ticketing, visit www.ufc3d.cinedigm.com. For current UFC fight news, visit www.UFC.com All bouts are live and subject to change.
WASHINGTON D.C. (October 19, 2011) - CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners, is proud to announce the dates for its 2012 conference in Las Vegas - April 23 - 26, 2012. CinemaCon is delighted to be returning to Caesars Palace and to have The Coca-Cola Company on board as its Official Presenting Sponsor for the second straight year.
"Without a doubt, the success we achieved in year one exceeded our expectations and we have our friends in distribution and exhibition to thank. The support CinemaCon received in our inaugural year was simply amazing. But now it's onto year two and we need to raise the bar even higher - which is a challenge we embrace wholeheartedly," noted Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. "To have The Coca-Cola Company returning as our Official Presenting Sponsor is an incredible vote of confidence and reinforces Coke's dedication to promoting the theatrical experience worldwide. They are a wonderful partner to work with and we are excited they will be joining us in our return to Caesars Palace."
CinemaCon, the largest and most important annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry-from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas-all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. In returning to Caesars Palace, CinemaCon is able to offer its delegates a modern and upscale conference facility and a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience in The Colosseum, the 4,200 seat theatre and crown jewel of Caesars Palace.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its trade show partners.
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