Eclair pacts with German independent film distributors association

Technology and New Products

Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries, and German independent film distributors organization AG Verleih have concluded a three-year agreement for the electronic theatrical delivery of feature films and promotional materials to cinema exhibitors across Germany.

"With this master agreement, we are very pleased to offer AG Verleih, which represents 36 distribution companies, a unique, versatile and turnkey electronic DCP delivery solution that greatly benefits the association’s members in their release and marketing of award-winning feature films. It will also help ensure diversity in the film offer across Germany," stated Georg Miros, sales and business development manager at Éclair. “It’s a sign of AG Verleih’s confidence in our expertise as well as a major commitment on their part. We are the only technical provider able to deliver DCP content to cinemas via broadband, satellite and hard drive.”

For Leopold Grün, CEO of AG Verleih, "We are very pleased with this new cooperation between Eclair and AG Verleih. The 36 members of our professional organization now have access to fast, reliable and affordable technologies, which are widely accepted and used by cinema exhibitors across Germany while allowing them to significantly lower their operating costs.”

Eclair operates the largest pan-European theatrical delivery network, with more than 3,400 cinemas connected.