eurocinema, a foreign film channel available on-demand, serves as the leading provider of internationally-acclaimed theatrical features for the U.S. and Canada. Its unique block programming consists of contemporary and classic European pictures, documentaries, shorts and more; most never-before-seen in North America. Since eurocinema’s launch in 2005, the brand has expanded to over 31 million homes; spanning all major markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Toronto.
eurocinema offers up to fifteen titles monthly from various Western and Eastern European countries. The channel’s carefully selected catalog showcases a combination of celebrated movies, actors and directors including the Academy Award-nominated film Avenue Montaigne; Hollywood star Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale; Clash of the Titans) and multiple Cannes Film Festival award-winner director Emir Kusturica (Underground; Time of the Gypsies). Each feature film ($4.95) is accompanied by a short film and is available to the consumer for a period of 24-hours; during which viewers may pause, fast-forward or rewind content. eurocinema introduces five new films monthly; with selections available for a four month period. Bonus features include director commentary, celebrity interviews and coverage of major international film festivals.
“The goal of eurocinema is to expose a wide range of subscribers to quality European box office films they would not typically experience,” says Sebastien Perioche, Chairman/CEO of Euromedia Holdings, eurocinema’s parent company. “I believe the popular response to the concept is a testament to its convenient access, affordability, and the increasing demand for culturally-stimulating alternatives to Hollywood pictures.” A Harvard alum and entertainment pioneer, Perioche has successfully created the first movie channel to make award-winning international content available domestically. Perioche has achieved this by aligning himself with proven industry executives such as E! Entertainment Television co-founder Larry Namer, eurocinema’s Senior Advisor of Strategic Development, who has played a large part in the company’s overall success.
A benchmark in eurocinema’s expansion occurred in August 2010, when the channel was picked up by Comcast cable network. Other major distributors include Time Warner, Cablevision, Verizon, Charter, RCN, and DIRECTV, leaving the company poised to reach a projected 40 million households by the year 2012.
For more information visit www.eurocinema.com.