Technicolor SmartJog to Partner in Distribution in Europe

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Technicolor is expanding its digital cinema satellite distribution service in Europe entering a partnership with electronic delivery provider SmartJog. The new partnership agreement enables Technicolor to offer the market a complete service for distribution using the SmartJog satellite network which has access to more than 1000 sites in nine European markets.
  “SmartJog a TDF Group company has a well-established European digital cinema network which Technicolor will offer to its clients to distribute features and trailers on a pan-European basis ” said Claude Gagnon president of Technicolor Creative Services division. “At Technicolor we are always looking for new ways to improve efficiency of our service to the industry whether that is through innovation or partnership deals such as this one with SmartJog. Technicolor provides its clients the benefit of working with a single vendor to manage worldwide releases without the need to manage multiple providers across the globe.”
 “We are pleased to be partnering with Technicolor in Europe who will offer its studio customers a fully-managed end to end electronic delivery solution directly to cinemas via our network ” said Jean-Sébastien Petit CEO at SmartJog. “This partnership will further help electronic delivery become an industry standard in distribution of DCPs to cinemas. Our company is focused on accelerating our pan-European network rollout with the objective of having 100 percent of first-run cinemas in target countries connected by 2016 and furthermore we are investing in our network infrastructure. We have recently doubled our satellite capacity in Europe to support our growth.”