[Auckland, New Zealand and Vienna, Austria; June 21, 2017] Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), a Vista Group company (NZX & ASX: VGL) and the leading provider of cinema management software for the global exhibition market, today announced it has signed a major new customer, Austria’s biggest cinema chain, Cineplexx. This is the first signing for Vista Cinema in Austria and the SEE market.
Cineplexx is one of Europe’s most-respected cinema companies and the winner of last year’s “Exhibitor of the Year” honor at CineEurope. Cineplexx has 41 multiplex and seven traditional locations in Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, and Italy, totaling 322 screens. The company has over 1,350 employees and more than 12.5 million visitors annually.
“Many months of hard work have come to fruition with this agreement with Cineplexx, our first Austrian customer,” said Kimbal Riley, CEO of Vista Entertainment Solutions. “We’re thrilled to be working with such a leader in the region. This agreement with Cineplexx adds a significant number of new territories to our customer reach, highlights our increasing presence in Europe and reflects our ability to work across borders and cultures.”
“I am very excited about this new chapter for Cineplexx,” said Christof Papousek, Cineplexx CFO. “This new partnership will allow us to leverage greater technology to benefit many areas of our business including, but not limited to, Operations, Marketing, and Business Analysis. We have got an exciting few months ahead working with Mischa Kay and the Vista Cinema team as we roll out many of their modules across the whole Cineplexx circuit.’’
“Vista is very proud to partner with Cineplexx,” said Mischa Kay, Vista Entertainment Solution’s managing director, EMEA. “They will be utilising most of Vista Cinema’s inter-connected suite of products focused on the exhibition industry. Cineplexx knows that we understand the needs of the cinema industry and appreciates that we are constantly innovating with new features and initiatives.”
Cineplexx’s formal owner and distributor arm, the Austrian Constantin Film-Holding GmbH, continues to partner with MACCS, a Vista Group company, for its distributor software.