SmartJog to increase its global digital cinema distribution on Intelsat 905

SmartJog  unveiled that it plans to double its satellite capacity over  Europe. The multi-year agreement with Intelsat S.A., the world’s  leading  provider of satellite services, is for distribution of digital  cinema servicevs  on Intelsat 905 at 335.5°East to customers in Europe.

This  agreement reaffirms SmartJog’s role as a global leader in  managed digital  cinema distribution services. Currently, SmartJog delivers an  average of 40,000  Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) each month via Intelsat 905 to  SmartJog’s  network of more than 800 cinemas and 3,000 screens in 13 countries across  Europe.

“With a  second full time satellite transponder, we will have an  aggregated throughput  of 140 Mbps available for delivery to cinemas once the upgrade is completed  with dual tuner DVB-S2 cards,” said Jean-Sebastien Petit, CEO of  SmartJog.  “This will enable speedy delivery of four to six large feature  film DCPs per  day, at an average of 60 gigabits per hour.”

“Intelsat  continues to support the growth of SmartJog’s business as they  develop  innovative approaches to delivering non-linear content via our satellite  network,” said Kurt Riegelman, SVP of global sales for  Intelsat.  “This  agreement will allow SmartJog to reach new audiences across  Europe and greatly  expand its viewership on Intelsat 905.”

SmartJog and  Intelsat have also jointly developed digital distribution  solutions that are  scalable for SmartJog’s potential strategic partners in other markets, such as  the Americas and Asia. SmartJog recently announced a new  licensing and  white-label product and service model available for third party  digital cinema  network operators.

Julien  Seligmann, director of media services at TDF, the parent company  of SmartJog,  concludes, “Our agreement with Intelsat is key to our success as  a global  digital cinema distribution solutions leader. TDF is committed  to supporting the  growing need for fast and efficient digital cinema satellite delivery services  from our customers.”

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