Ever since cross-channel rail operator Eurostar launched its groundbreaking onboard SVOD service in 2015 DMD Digital has been providing its movie and TV selections in both English and French languages.
With strong, long-established studio relationships in the US, UK and France, and an expert London-based content services team in-house, DMD has delivered a consistent supply of top Hollywood hits and fresh Europe-sourced titles to Eurostar – helping make its WiFi Infotainment product among the most admired in the world of rail travel.
The arrival in April of their new service between London and Amsterdam opened up a whole new audience profile, demanding an even richer screen entertainment offer, so Eurostar tasked DMD as its sole contracted content service provider to source original Dutch language content for that new audience.
“Our experience opening up lines of supply in the UK and France was key to making this happen”, notes DMD Head of Digital Andrew Wiltshire. “We’re the only truly specialist rail CSP, certainly in Europe and quite possibly worldwide, and we’ve built unique knowledge around sourcing film and TV titles from distributors with no track record supplying train operators – excuse the pun! It takes patience and cooperation, and we’re able to advise them on what the issues are around rail clearances, especially across territorial borders.”
Dutch titles now playing on Eurostar include the hit comedy line-up of ‘Weg van Jou’ ‘Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman’, ‘Bella Donna’s’ and ‘Bon Bini Holland’.
Hit Dutch comedy Weg van Jou, now playing on Eurostar
“DMD have done a great job delivering the Dutch language content we needed for our Amsterdam service”, says Sive Hughes, Content Strategy Manager at Eurostar. “They share our commitment to offering the very best local and international entertainment to customers in all the territories we serve.”
Eurostar operates its state-of-the-art fleet of e320 trains on the London-Amsterdam route. With bold design, chic interiors, WiFi connectivity and 300 hours of onboard entertainment streamed to customers’ personal devices, the new trains provide an unprecedented level of style and comfort.
DMD Digital is the onboard entertainment and digital delivery arm of DMD, the world’s leading provider of print and digital media content to TOCs, airlines, airports and other travel operators.
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