Press Release 27 Nov 2013

Cork, 27 November 2013 – Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD today announced that Arts Alliance Media (AAM) - one of the world’s leading providers of digital cinema services - is to establish a Software Development Operation in Cork. The new operation will create 20 jobs over a two year period and will seek graduate and senior software developers to fill these roles.

The initiative is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Headquartered in London, Arts Alliance Media develops software for cinemas to import content, encode films and manage advertising. Additionally, they provide services including installation, maintenance and support for cinemas who wish to convert from 35mm to digital.

AAM was the first company in Europe to secure deals for digital cinema rollout with the Hollywood studios, and is now working around the world to roll out digital cinema. The company’s software is currently installed on around 20,000 cinema screens worldwide.

Making the announcement, Minister Seán Sherlock said Today’s announcement is great news for Cork and is further proof that Ireland is seen as an important location for international companies to grow and expand their business.  One of the key goals of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is to further the growth of the software sector in Ireland and provide much needed jobs for our people”.

Matt Sullivan, CIO, Arts Alliance Media
, said “We’re delighted to extend AAM’s technical capabilities by opening a development office in Ireland. The pool of talent and excellent education centres in the Cork region lead us to choosing the city and will allow AAM to both drive forward both our software portfolio and technical innovation in the cinema industry.”

Welcoming the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “Digital cinema is an exciting segment in Ireland’s thriving digital media sector, which continues to experience strong growth. Arts Alliance Media is a great example of a young emerging company making a base in Ireland to grow and develop. I wish AAM every success in their operation in Cork and offer them continued and full support of the IDA,”

About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in services, products and financing for digital cinema.  In addition to installation, maintenance and support for digital cinema systems, the company offers a full range of world-class software solutions, management and delivery of content (both physical and electronic), and has a fully integrated event cinema division producing and distributing content worldwide. More information on their website –

Recruitment Information -

Media Contacts
Arts Alliance Media
Kate Pidgeon, + 44 (0)20 7751 7512,
IDA Ireland
Fidelma Geraghty, +353-1-6034127,


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