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Digital screens edge up in 2017 led by China and other high screen growth territories

January 23, 2018  | Subscribers Only

Charlotte Jones Charlotte Jones Associate Director/Principal Analyst, Cinema, OMDIA

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IHS Markit has added data for digital and 3D screen totals at Q4 2017 for all territories and regions tracked by Cinema Intelligence. The data is also available for equipment manufacturers and as market share comparisons.

According to IHS Markit, the total number of global d-cinema screens reached 169,274 in 35,191 sites as at year end 2017, marking a 9.1% increase. There were a net addition of 14,207 d-screens in full year 2017, in the same ballpark as the 14,018 the previous year. The total 3D screen footprint reached just shy of 100,000 screens (99,639). On a worldwide basis, 3D continues to account for a growing proportion of total screens which equated to a new high of 58.9% at end 2017 and up from 56.3% one year prior.

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