Paris, France—Dec 20, 2012
ZON Audiovisuais Selects Smartjog as its Technical Provider to Deliver Digital Cinema Content
SmartJog, a TDF Media Services entity and global leader in managed digital delivery services with over 1 500 theaters connected in Europe, signs a partnership with Portugal’s largest cinema distributor, ZON Audiovisuais. ZON Audiovisuais will utilise SmartJog’s delivery platform service to distribute Digital Cinema content -preshow content, trailers, and feature films- directly to all major Portuguese theaters.
Together with SmartJog, ZON Audiovisuais will ensure a reliable and secure DCP (Digital Cinema Package) circuit between major distributors and labs for SmartJog connected theaters. Digital Cinema content is sent through the SmartJog community using its state-of-the-art file transfer network via satellite and ADSL/Fiber, which includes a web-based file management interface, monitoring and support, and cloud-storage solutions. The service gives clients the opportunity to send to any facility connected to the network, including Digital Cinema mastering facilities, distributors, service providers and theaters.
ZON Audiovisuais previously signed an agreement with SmartJog last year to distribute TV content through SmartJog’s digital delivery platform.
"With this partnership, again we establish a new landmark in the Cinema industry in Portugal. This is the final stage for a fully digital workflow” says Francisco Carreira, Operations Director at ZON Audiovisuais.
“The highlight of this partnership is that SmartJog enables ZON Audiovisuais to receive content electronically from any of the more than 250 labs and content providers connected to SmartJog worldwide, and then securely deliver advertising, trailers, feature films, promotional and alternative content to all cinemas connected in Portugal. Additionally, SmartJog is working with ZON Audiovisuais to implement new innovative features which will offer them more flexibility in programming their releases" says Nicolas Dussert, Director of European Theatrical Sales for SmartJog.