Wizworks Multimedia to digitise 800 theatres of Karnataka

BANGALORE / MUMBAI: Wizworks Multimedia Ltd. (WML) is bringing digital cinema to Karnataka. The Bangalore-based company, which offers cinema post production solutions, is planning to digitise 800 theatres in the state.


Mumbai based Mukta Adlabs Digital Exhibition will be providing tele-cine and converging solutions to Wizworks for the digital distribution. Wizworks will be using digital projectors supplied by Belgium-based company BACO.



Wizworks CEO Lloyd A Robert told that the company won't be making any big investments in the project. He said WML would help exhibitors to get loans from banks.

"WML is not making any fresh invetments in the project. BACO's digital equipments will be reaching the exhibitors through us. Now exhibitors need to invest in the equipments and we are helping them out to get financial assistance. For this, we are negotiating with banks," says Robert.

WML will begin its digital operations in Karnataka by converting 100 theatres in the first phase. The company has plans to get into the Andhra market as well.

Mukta-Adlabs has its digital screen presence in states Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Mukta's competitor in the region is Blockbuster Cinemas - a group of film distributors, exhibitors and music companies lead by Time Group's Dhiraj Shah. In Tamil Nadu, digital cinema is initiated by Chennai-based Kalasa Entertainment Media Private Limited (KEMPL) and Real Image.


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