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Sony DADC Expands Relationship with Entertainment in Video

Sony DADC announced that it has signed an expanded distribution deal with Entertainment in Video (EiV).

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Entertainment in Video (EiV) expands partnership with Sony DADC

Leading independent home entertainment provider builds on its established manufacturing relationship and tasks Sony DADC with responsibility for all distribution operations in the UK and Ireland

London, 25 February 2013 – Entertainment in Video (EiV), one of the premier British independent home video distributors, is expanding its partnership with Sony DADC to full supply chain management for the UK and Ireland.

Already a valued partner with Sony DADC for authoring and manufacturing of DVD and BD, the new agreement will enable EiV to take advantage of Sony DADC’s operations expertise and fulfilment capabilities to help EiV support new business models and target fresh opportunities against the backdrop of a complex and highly dynamic market environment.

Specifically, the contract beginning February 1st 2013, is for shared box model (Distribution by DADC) and includes pick, pack and ship; dedicated customer service and integrated credit management.

A division of Entertainment Film Distributors and headquartered in London, EiV is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful distributors of home entertainment. The company was founded in 1978 and has shown consistent growth and success distributing a wide range of product and building a significant film library. It distributes in theatrical, DVD rental and retail fields as well as licensing a substantial catalogue in both pay-TV and free-TV sectors.

It has handled the releases of serial BAFTA and Oscar winning films including The Lord of the Rings, Million Dollar Baby, Brokeback Mountain, The Artist as well as this year’s BAFTA nominated feature releases The Master, Untouchable and Silver Linings Playbook.

Sigi Obermayr, Vice President Sales at Sony DADC, said: “We are proud to have been selected by EiV to provide our supply chain service, which broadens our service portfolio for this leading independent film publisher. Leveraging our extensive experience and solutions with large studios and independents, Sony DADC provides Entertainment in Video with end-to-end solutions, including compression and authoring, manufacturing services, order-to-cash and physical distribution.”

About Sony DADC
Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital service provider for the entertainment, education, and information industries, offering world-class digital and physical supply chain solutions, software services, and optical media replication services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities in 19 countries worldwide.