The UK Digital Funding Partnership (DFP) today took another important step forward in its quest to secure support for the conversion of independent UK cinemas to digital technology.

The DFP has issued a  ‘call for applications’ to a range of third party integrators and digital deployment entities, inviting them to set out how they would meet the digital installation needs of the variety of different cinemas in the group.

With initial membership of the Partnership being finalised over the next few weeks, DFP Chief Executive Steve Perrin underlined the importance of this latest move:

“The launch of our call for applications today shows the seriousness of our intent. Whatever route we go down to secure a deal, we will need to work with those elsewhere in the industry with experience and expertise in digital cinema. We believe that this will be a challenging proposition, but one which offers and extraordinary commercial opportunity to the right company or companies.”