The cinema software company, Unique X has acquired the content delivery services of Diagonalfilm, Switzerland’s market-leading theatrical content services company. Diagonalfilm has delivered content on behalf of the Swiss distribution market for ten years servicing 225 cinemas and 461 screens in the territory.
Diagonalfilm will maintain its mastering and localisation services, while Unique X acquires the Digital Cinema Package content delivery network and KDM services. With dedicated Swiss personnel, Unique X will ensure that Swiss & International Film Distributors enjoy the same great service they’ve always enjoyed from Diagonalfilm, combined with Unique X’s market-leading innovation and service. Unique X and Diagonalfilm will continue to work in close partnership to service the Swiss distributor market ensuring a seamless end-to-end service while improving efficiency and automation through the Unique X technology platform.
Unique X’s CEO Roger Harris said, “We have long admired the performance and reputation of Diagonal and recognise the importance of the Swiss market in servicing Hollywood and Swiss Independent film distributors. It will also provide a catalyst to expand the opportunity for both distributors and exhibitors to benefit from Unique’s full product portfolio.”
Thomas Jörg, owner and founder of Diagonalfilm added, “I’m thrilled to further strengthen the Swiss cinema ecosystem together with our friends from Unique X.”
This new partnership will also bring Unique X’s leading software solutions to cinemas in Switzerland to include: the TMS solution Rosetta Bridge, Smart Trailering – the trailer planning and reporting tool and Basekey, for the automated delivery of all KDM’s directly to screens. In addition, this partnership is an opportunity for content owners and cinemas to connect the low-cost open streaming IP platform for event cinema, Rosetta Live, in the Swiss market.
Unique X www.uniquex.com/suisse