SmartJog, the global leader in managed digital delivery services, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Deluxe Digital London, a major content distributor in Europe. Deluxe Digital London will service its clients using SmartJog’s Pan-European digital cinema network for the delivery of digital cinema packages (DCPs) to theatres in Europe.
“We are very pleased to have signed an agreement with SmartJog. Our historical relationship with SmartJog and our common clients make this a logical step forward in our relationship. Deluxe is committed to providing the best services for its clients and we feel that this agreement will enable us to pass on the benefit of digital distribution to them,” said Peter Wright, Managing Director of Deluxe Digital London.
In addition to being able to send DCPs directly from its London premises electronically, Deluxe Digital London and SmartJog will “handshake” their operating systems to create a fully integrated platform, enabling such features as live web-based tracking of transfers and online notifications for their common clients.
“This is a natural extension to our current business relationship with Deluxe and we look forward to servicing their digital cinema distribution needs. Using our secured dedicated network, SmartJog optimizes and simplifies DCP distribution logistics, which will allow Deluxe Digital London to service clients in a secure, cost-effective, and reliable way,” said Thomas Bremond, COO at SmartJog.
Deluxe has been using SmartJog for over 5 years to distribute a diverse range of content internationally. Currently, SmartJog is deployed in 11 of their facilities around the world including in Rome, Barcelona, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London.
The SmartJog service provides digital cinema clients with a state-of-the-art file transfer network via satellite, which includes network monitoring, workflow management tools, and cloud-storage solutions. The solution enables clients to send to any connected facility, including digital cinema mastering facilities, distributors, service providers and theatres.
SmartJog currently has approximately 200 cinemas and more than 850 screens connected to its network in Europe and has delivered over 100 feature films to theaters since the start of its digital cinema operations.