Fathom Events’ Live Cinema Broadcast Network Expands to More Than 2,000 Screens
Platform Expansion Meets Continuing Demand for Event Cinema Offerings From Current and New Exhibition Partners
DENVER – April 2, 2019 – Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network, the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, will reach 1,200 movie theaters by the end of 2019, bringing live event delivery capabilities to more than 2,000 cinema screens across the U.S. This expansion exemplifies the interest in and demand for event cinema by both existing and new exhibitor partners. At the completion of this expansion, Fathom Events will have more than 80 different theater partners in its proprietary network.
In 2018, Fathom added nearly 100 theaters with existing partners, including Fathom Events’ owners, AMC, Cinemark and Regal. In addition, over the last twelve months, the company added several new exhibitors to its network, including B&B Theatres, Epic Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, New Vision and The Villages.
Currently, Fathom’s network contains 1,010 total theaters, reaching 1,628 screens with 76 different exhibition partners. It has coverage in 182 Designated Market Areas (DMAs), including all top 100, with the addition of the Wichita DMA earlier this year.
“We are eager to build relationships with our new and current partners, changing the way attendees experience content at their theaters,” Fathom Events VP of Operations Lynne Schmidt said. “Fathom curates high-quality live and pre-recorded content across numerous genres, attracting new and passionate audiences who may not be moviegoers.”
“We are excited to begin a new chapter in our long relationship with Fathom Events,” said Joseph Masher, Bow Tie Cinemas Chief Operating Officer. “By installing the Fathom equipment, we will be offering our guests a wider variety of content including the Metropolitan Opera, TCM events, concerts and other dynamic programs.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.