Twentieth Century Fox
and SmartJog announced today that
they have signed a non-exclusive agreement for satellite
distribution of digital cinema content to theatres in Europe.
Under the terms of the agreement,
deliver Twentieth Century Fox movies in digital format to exhibitors connected to
SmartJog’s Pan-European digital cinema network.
Executive Vice President, Digital Exhibition and Non-Theatrical Sales and
Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox commented, ”we are very pleased to conclude
a content distribution services agreement with SmartJog to deliver Fox’s digital
movies via satellite to the ever increasing number of SmartJog equipped theatres
across Europe. With the rapidly increasing footprint of digital projection
systems, 2D and 3D, coupled with emerging electronic distribution platforms,
SmartJog has taken a leadership role toward providing a more efficient
electronic delivery methodology which we believe will ultimately dominate the
means by which movies are delivered to theatres worldwide. We congratulate our
colleagues at SmartJog and look forward to working closely with them in the
future as they expand their base of theatres.”
optimized transmission via satellite, network monitoring, traffic supervision
and storage solutions tailored to the digital cinema industry.
SmartJog currently has over 160 cinemas and more than 800 screens
connected to its network in Europe with over 300 sites planned by the end of the
Picture exhibitors are already receiving digital cinema content via the SmartJog
network, with over 70 feature films and hundreds of trailers and screen
advertising content transmitted since early 2009.
“We are thrilled
about this agreement and look forward to providing Fox with a complete
end-to-end digital delivery solution to theatres,” said Julien Seligmann, CEO at
SmartJog. “As the cinema world continues the transition to an
all-digital workflow, Fox’s selection of SmartJog as an electronic delivery
method to cinemas, showcases their leadership role in the digital cinema
The SmartJog global
network interconnects all major digital cinema service providers and mastering
facilities globally. SmartJog is the only digital delivery service
provider in the industry today whose solution enable distributors with secure
and reliable transmission of DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) between digital
cinema mastering facilities, service providers and theatres. The SmartJog
service eliminates the need to send digital files on hard drives.
About Fox Filmed
One of the world’s
largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment
produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These
motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE:
Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth
Century Fox Animation.