The UK entertainment service for independently minded film lovers wherever they are
Cinegi is new digital film distribution and entertainment service, launching in the UK in 2013, which enables pretty much any venue which can seat people and project video to do public screenings of filmed media in HD.
It removes the barriers that currently prevent the commercially successful distribution of film to the many audiences that are not well served by mainstream cinemas and traditional distributors.
Cinegi provides secure digital delivery of film to independent cinemas and other venues – from village halls to pubs, universities to libraries, arts centres to sports centres. It has a platform and player that are simple to use, functionality to curate combinations of film into packages ready to screen, a logistics service to deliver any of these packages digitally and tools to facilitate marketing to consumers.
Supplementing titles already on release in the UK available through the platform, Cinegi has a hand-picked line-up of other independent and specialist film as well as shorts, archive and made-for-TV content.
Development of Cinegi was led by Golant Media Ventures with a range of partners and tested in a beta phase in 2011 and early 2012 (under the name of Omigi). There are now opportunities to be a partner to the UK rollout in 2013. If you are a content owner, distributor or venue and want to get involved contact us now.
Why get involved?
The Cinegi service provides:
- easy to get licenses for content to be shown in cinemas and public venues
- full HD quality – better than DVD or internet streaming
- easy download even on 0.5MB broadband and if the venue doesn’t have broadband it can be downloaded at home on a laptop – no DVD or Blu-ray having to be posted or hard drive couriered
- play out from any standard up to date personal computer and projectors, sound systems and screens which can be purchased for a few thousand pounds
- help in marketing screenings to customers using social and other digital media
- reporting required by film distributors
- audience-driven programming so they can suggest what they want to see in their local venues
- support and advice to venues who have not previously screened films
Cinegi development (under the name of Omigi) was funded by: