Film Council Digital Screen Network
leisure industries including TV, video, music, photo, and video games
have gone digital, and the cinema industry is going digital too. Thanks
to UK film distributors, most popular cinema releases are now available
with digital subtitle and audio description 'files'. And thanks to the kickstart by the UK Film Council's 'Digital Screen Network' scheme, most UK cinemas are now equipped with new digital projection equipment.
digital projection systems have built in subtitle readers. Subtitle 'files'
are available for almost all popular cinema releases, which can be 'read' by
digital projection systems. Some of these cinemas regularly schedule subtitled
is hoped that the 'access' features of these digital projectors will be utilised,
to enable people with hearing or sight loss to enjoy digital cinema, but there's
no guarantee that it will happen. We urge organisations, groups and individuals
to create total awareness of this access issue, to ensure it is addressed as
soon as possible. Please contact digitally-equipped cinemas in your area and
request that they utilise the built in 'access' features of digital projectors!
as with DVD releases, the film - on disc, or hard disk - needs to have a subtitle
track included for it to be broadcast - almost all popular releases now have
items & links:
Times newspaper report
Distributors' Assoc. report
For further information please contact:
UK Film Council Press Office
Phone: 44 (0)20 7861 7901 / 7508