Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries (Ymagis Group – FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME), today announced an agreement with São Paulo-based Quanta for the deployment of Eclair’s broadband network and digital content delivery solutions, including its innovative EclairPlay content delivery platform, across Brazil. The joint service offering has been designed to meet the needs of film producers, distributors and cinema exhibitors in Brazil seeking an alternative full-service digital content distribution & broadband delivery network, including mastering & trailer services, KDM management and content delivery to cinemas around the country.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Quanta, a major player in the digital conversion of cinemas in Brazil, to launch this unparalleled end-to-end theatrical delivery service for distributors and cinema exhibitors,” says Yves Gringuillard, Managing Director of Eclair Theatrical Services. “With Quanta’s broad client base and Eclair’s innovative and cost-efficient digital content delivery solutions, we are very confident in our potential to become a key player in theatrical delivery in Latin America.”
For Luiz Fernando Morau, Director of Business Development for Quanta, “We are proud to be working together to develop the network and deploy Eclair’s smart broadband and digital delivery solutions in Brazil. The content is delivered securely and on-time, and Eclair’s technical expertise ensures maximum efficiency. With its proven track record, their state-of-the-art distribution software and platforms are an ideal solution for the Brazilian market.”
Well known for its VPF activities in Brazil, Quanta also provides production and post-production services, film production studios, the largest and most complete selection of rental products available, as well as a store with photographic production equipment, studios, broadcast, film, interactive art design, in-camera VFX, integrated Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, audio, video, projection, lighting and advertising solutions.
Specifically designed for cinema exhibitors, distributors, sales agents and film festivals, the EclairPlay content download platform provides cinemas access to a growing range of DCP content available for download via broadband network, as well as all the tools and content marketing materials necessary for successful programming and audience building in just a few clicks. It is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Denmark, and shortly in Norway and Turkey. EclairPlay is also designed to support content owners in building awareness of their overall brand, beyond any given single title, through dedicated collections, highlighted placements and strategic exposure for content as well as marketing assets and kits.
About Eclair – Ymagis Group
Founded in 1907 in the early days of cinema, Eclair is a historic, innovative and respected company in the motion picture and television industries. Eclair is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to content services, a leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. The company’s core business is structured around four main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: sales and field services, software solutions, customer service/NOC and consulting), Eclair (content services: post-production, theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, restoration and preservation), VPF (finance solutions), and Illucity (Virtual Reality). A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and counts 750 employees.
Founded in 1979 Quanta is in the forefront of the movie industry in Brazil and is the largest integrator for entertainment and infrastructure solutions. Quanta has the largest rental complex in Brazil for the audiovisual sector, a facility with 15.000m2 divided in 5 studios for cinema, advertisement and photography productions. Each studio has its own production area with dressing rooms, bathrooms and wardrobe rooms. Quanta group develops business for several markets, including Cinema, Broadcast, Water & Amusement Parks, Family Entertainment Centers, Malls and Concept Stores, as well as a wide audiovisual activity for shows and events.