Éclair today announced a theatrical delivery agreement with Zurich-based Diagonal to offer service solutions to film studios, distributors and cinema exhibitors. The three-year contract is effective immediately and covers Diagonal’s home base in Switzerland and Éclair's key markets, including France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and UK.
“We are delighted by this new partnership, which combines Éclair's truly pan-European network for theatrical delivery with Diagonal’s Filmservice.net, a fast-growing electronic digital delivery service in Switzerland for feature DCPs and trailers,” said Ymagis Group president and chief executive officer Jean Mizrahi. “Strong synergies are expected from this agreement, which allows Éclair to service, through Diagonal, distributors in the Swiss market as well as strengthen our position in Europe for a cumulative total of 3,350 cinemas connected to our network to date.”
“It’s a great business opportunity to be associated with Éclair while providing a turnkey solution in our own territory through Filmservice.net, our fully automated DCP e-delivery solution,” said Thomas Jörg, managing director of Diagonal. “The reliability and versatility of our technology, proven by our capacity to deliver film content to over 70 percent of all Swiss cinema sites, combined with our deep knowledge of the market will ensure a successful partnership for years to come.”