Storms affect transmission of Parsifal to UK cinemas
Glitches in transmission and poor sound quality in a small percentage of cinemas.
19 December 2013 at 5.48pm | 9 Comments
As you may have seen on the news, storms with gale force winds hit the UK last night causing severe damage and even flooding in some areas.
Unfortunately, this affected our live cinema screening of Parsifal in around 16 of the 310 UK sites, with satellite antennas and receiving equipment blown about by the high winds causing the signal to become unstable. Despite our satellite provider ensuring that the strength of the signal going out to all cinemas was at its maximum capacity – going well over our allocated strength levels – some cinemas continued to be affected while some saw an improvement in quality during Acts II and III.
We appreciate that this was a very frustrating experience for those affected and are sorry for the disappointment. We will be looking at whether there is anything we can do with our cinema partners to improve the robustness of the satellite receiving equipment, and hoping for better weather during our next transmission.