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Soho Digital Cinema sold

New company aims to be "one stop shop for all methods of digital content distribution"

Visual Data Media Services has announced the acquisition of mastering and distribution company Soho Digital Cinema.

According to Visual Data, combining the two companies technologies and resources provides a “one-stop-shop for all methods of digital content distribution.”

It said customers of both companies will be able to use SDC’s D-Cinema services including Screenfast, its digital cinema Cloud distribution platform, as well as have access to Visual Data’s wide range of media distribution services.

The new company will operate under the Visual Data brand, while the Screenfast platform will retain its name and continue to be developed. Symon Roue will continue to head up Visual Data in the UK, while SDC’s David Margolis has been appointed director of Digital Cinema. The SDC team will relocate to Visual Data’s UK facilities in west London.

“Visual Data and Soho Digital Cinema had worked together on several projects and we saw clear synergies between our two companies, with our complementary product and service offerings and adjacent or converging markets,” said Symon Roue, managing director, Visual Data Media Services. “The acquisition is a positive move for all of our customers, enabling them to master and distribute all deliverables from one place, significantly streamlining the distribution process while saving time and money.”