Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries, today announced the successful deployment of its EclairBox content delivery solution in Denmark through Nordisk Film and with the support of DIVO Post Production. Plans to further expand theatrical services across Scandinavia have been finalized. The announcement was made during the 2018 edition of the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.
EclairBox is a leading receiver solution enabling content download for cinema exhibitors via broadband network. Any cinema can be equipped with available options that best suit its needs for a customized, fully secured download solution. EclairBox can be automatically connected to TMS (Theatre Management System) and LMS (Library Management System) in order to ingest DCPs for all screens. It is fully compatible with EclairPlay, the new content platform for exhibitors, distributors and content owners. Today, more than 3,400 cinemas are connected to Eclair’s content delivery network across North America, Europe, and Australia.
For Pascal Mogavero, Senior Vice President at Eclair, “As of today, with Eclair’s technical intervention, the EclairBox network is fully developed in Denmark, meaning that cinemas across the country can now be virtually connected to receive Feature Film & Trailer DCPs from us in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Out of 177 cinemas in Denmark, 169 are now connected to the network. We would like to sincerely thank Nordisk Film for their trust in our expertise. Partnering with this leader in Scandinavian entertainment has been key to the rapid adoption of our solution. Our deployment in the country was made possible thanks to our close collaboration with our local partner, DIVO Post Production, which has supported us since the early days of this project.”
“Both Nordisk Cinemas and Nordisk Distribution are very impressed with Eclair’s achievement in Denmark,” says Jan Rasmussen, Head of Screen Technology at Nordisk Film. “The content is delivered securely and on-time, and Eclair’s technical expertise ensures maximum efficiency. We have entrusted them for close to a year now with many of our Danish titles, including U – July 22 and The Way to Mandalay, which were efficiently delivered to our entire cinema circuit across the country. Well on their way to becoming a key player in theatrical delivery in the region, we will continue to support Eclair’s deployment throughout Scandinavia.”
“We are thrilled with the alliance we have built with Eclair in Denmark,” states Jesper Smidt, Director at DIVO Post Production. “Several of our partners have now joined Eclair’s network, including exhibitors and distributors such as Scanbox Entertainment and Camera Film. The whole network was deployed in just a matter of weeks. With most Danish exhibitors now using EclairBox, we are very optimistic about the imminent expansion of the Eclair theatrical delivery solution in the region.”
Ana Fernandez, Eclair’s Sales Director EclairPlay – Europe , concludes: “In addition, EclairPlay, the new content platform powered by Eclair, can now be used by cinema exhibitors throughout Denmark to access and download secure DCPs and promotional materials. Distributors and content owners can also connect directly with exhibitors for bookings.”
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. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides smart and comprehensive solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, rights-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, broadcasters, OTT channels and video publishers. Over the years, Ymagis Group has significantly expanded its portfolio of solutions & services and further developed its geographic footprint with permanent offices in 26 countries. The company’s core business is structured around three 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) and VPF (financial services). A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and counts more than 800 employees. For more information, please connect to http://www.ymagis.com, http://www.cinemanext.com or http://www.eclair.digital
About Nordisk Film – Egmont
Nordisk Film develops, produces and markets films and TV series across the Nordic region as well as providing production and post-production facilities for film producers. The company operates the leading cinema chain in Denmark and Norway and is also responsible for the distribution of PlayStation products in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Nordisk Film invests in Nordic gaming studios. In addition, Nordisk Film is behind the digital film services MinBio and Dansk Filmskat and the businesses Gavekortet.dk and Billetlugen (Venuepoint). In 2017, Nordisk Film had a turnover of EUR 498 million and had 1,900 employees. Through the Nordisk Film Foundation, we develop new talents and promote the “good film narrative.” With an annual budget of approx. DKK 4.5 million, the Nordisk Film Foundation has also contributed to the development of the Danish film industry over the last 20 years by offering scholarships, project grants and awards. Nordisk Film is one of the world’s first film companies and has its proud roots in the film studio in Valby, Copenhagen, where the company was founded by Ole Olsen in 1906. Nordisk Film is part of Egmont – a leading media group in the Nordics with 6,600 employees and operations in 30 countries. For more information, please connect to https://www.nordiskfilm.com/
About Divo Post Production
DIVO is a creative production house that produces movies, visual effects, color grading, compositing, Virtual Reality, cinema masters and distribution for the advertising, film and television industry. We have been part of the Danish film and television industry for 20 years, where we have been responsible for production, post production and versioning of large and small productions for television and cinema publishing. In addition, we make commercials and corporate videos for both Danish and foreign customers. For more information, please connect to https://www.divopost.dk/