The agreement covers both Denmark and Norway territories where Nordisk operates a total of 43 cinemas. The signing followed negotiations that saw Nordisk Film impressed by the integrated approach to optimizing forecasting, booking and scheduling of movies and events that Cinema Intelligence offers and that is proven to increase revenues. Having already deployed Vista Cinema software across its territories, Nordisk’s decision to invest in Cinema Intelligence was boosted by integration with Vista Cinema’s Film Programming that now includes Film Manager. Film Manager is Vista’s new cloud-based product that transforms the working day of Film Programmers.
Nordisk’s two film programming teams will use Cinema Intelligence to make major improvements to business operations, including centralizing showtime scheduling across its territories. It will also benefit from the new Analytics module that provides a full overview of business performance, complementing past performance indicators with future-view forecasting to enable actionable insights that benefit the business.
Claudiu Tanasescu, CEO, Cinema Intelligence, says he’s excited to welcome Nordisk Film cinemas to the Cinema Intelligence family, “I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Nordisk team and I believe that Cinema Intelligence will be a great addition to their business intelligence solutions. With the help of Cinema Intelligence, Nordisk Film is truly realising a data-driven vision across the organization using our Machine Learning algorithms and powerful analytics solutions.”
Jan Petersen, CTO, Nordisk, says, “At Nordisk we have monitored the progress of Cinema Intelligence and have always been impressed with the drive and motivation that Claudiu and his team are bringing to the cinema industry. Cinema Intelligence will help Nordisk with improved insights into our circuit performance and use the sophisticated algorithms to optimize our business for the future. I believe Cinema Intelligence is bringing our company closer together because we’re all looking at the same data in real time – all of the time.”
About Cinema Intelligence:
Cinema Intelligence, a Vista Group company (NZX & ASX: VGL) company, provides business intelligence SaaS solutions designed to optimize forecasting, planning and scheduling of movies for cinema exhibitors. Cinema Intelligence’s customer base of over 2,000 screens is global and includes some of the world’s biggest and best-known exhibitors. Cinema Intelligence operates from offices in The Netherlands, Romania and the US.
About Nordisk Film:
Nordisk Film is part of the Egmont Group and is the leading Nordic developer, producer and distributor of cinema content within movies and video games. Nordisk Film holds the Nordic distribution rights to Sony PlayStation and owns movie theaters in Denmark and Norway. The company also supplies production and post-production facilities to a number of Scandinavian film companies. The company employs a staff of 1,400 in the Nordic region.
About Vista Group International:
Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions (“Vista Cinema”), the core business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Cinema Market), movieXchange (connecting the movie industry to simplify the promotion and sale of movie tickets), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence (business intelligence solutions), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer “go to” portal for movie information) provide an innovative range of complementary products across additional film industry sectors, from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has offices located in New Zealand (Auckland HQ), Sydney, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Mexico City, South Africa, the Netherlands and Romania.
Read more about the Nordisk deal on Film Journal and on Business Wire.