Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries (Ymagis Group – ISIN: FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME), 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 Eclair’s key markets, including France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy and UK.
“We are delighted by this new partnership, which combines Eclair’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,” explains Ymagis Group President and Chief Executive Officer Jean Mizrahi. “Strong synergies are expected from this agreement, which allows Eclair 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 Eclair while providing a turnkey solution in our own territory through Filmservice.net, our fully automated DCP e-delivery solution,” states Thomas Jörg, Managing Director of Diagonal. “The reliability and versatility of our technology, proven by our capacity to deliver film content to over 70% of all Swiss cinema sites, combined with our deep knowledge of the market will ensure a successful partnership for years to come.”
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 innovative solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event
cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/SVOD platform operators and video publishers. Created in 2007, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris and has offices in 23 countries with nearly 800 employees. Our 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 Ymagis (financial services). For more information, please connect to www.ymagis.com, www.cinemanext.com or www.eclair.digital
Diagonal is a renowned Zurich based digital film laboratory and via filmservice.net offers online delivery of DCP filmdata including live broadcasts. Diagonal currently has the highest coverage of all Swiss theatres and also manages the country’s first DCP trailer network. Diagonal’s services include digital encoding for VOD providers and TV stations and is Switzerland’s only Apple iTunes certified filmlab.