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European indie film gets SmartJog boost

7 August 2007

CN Films has teamed with SmartJog to operate a platform for digital delivery of independent European films. Exhibitors will be able to browse a catalogue of movies, watch low resolution trailers, and then deliver the file via SmartJog directly to the networked location once a programming agreement has been reached.

The platform, which will be developed by CN Films and managed by SmartJog, is part of a project, supported by the MEDIA program of the European Commission, aimed at finding new distribution services dedicated to independent distributors and exhibitors.

“Teaming-up with CN Films is a wonderful way to show the versatility of SmartJog, from working with Hollywood studios to independent European distributors,” says Matthieu Sintas, manager of digital cinema at SmartJog, “SmartJog offers customisable solutions to meet all our clients’ needs.”

CN Films plans to use the SmartJog service to ensure the fast and secure delivery of media to current clients and also as a way to reach new exhibitors from all over the world. CN Films will develop its own website using SmartJog’s technology and digital delivery network. SmartJog’s fully automated and monitored system will manage the end-to-end logistics and guarantee media’s security and integrity.

“We selected SmartJog as a strategic partner because of their digital delivery experience. The future of movie distribution is to have the content delivered as fast and secure as possible,” says Thierry Delpit, development manager for CN Films, “SmartJog offers us all of this and the ease of use of their system is an added bonus.”

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