Extensive catalog of feature films, documentaries & shorts diversifies home entertainment
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 eurocinemaâ€™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 channelâ€™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.
â€œThe goal of eurocinema is to expose a wide range of subscribers to quality European box office films they would not typically experience,â€ says Sebastien Perioche, Chairman/CEO of Euromedia Holdings, eurocinemaâ€™s parent company. â€œI 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.â€ 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, eurocinemaâ€™s Senior Advisor of Strategic Development, who has played a large part in the companyâ€™s overall success.
A benchmark in eurocinemaâ€™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.
eurocinema is the leading provider of European films, available on-demand. eurocinema offers viewers access to a unique selection of award-winning box office films with a few clicks of a remote, 24/7. Available in over 31 million U.S. and Canadian homes; eurocinema can be found under the Indies/Foreign/International Film category of cable or satellite providerâ€™s On-Demand menu. For more information visit www.eurocinema.com.
Sebastien Perioche / Chairman & CEO, EuroMediaHoldings, Corp.
Sebastien Perioche, 37-years-old, is a French-born media entrepreneur dedicated to promoting the European arts and entertainment experience worldwide. As Chairman and CEO of EuroMediaHoldings, Corp., Perioche launched eurocinema in 2005, the first and only film channel providing internationally-acclaimed theatrical features to the U.S. and Canada on-demand. eurocinemaâ€™s unique block programming consists of contemporary and classic European pictures, documentaries, shorts and more â€“ most never before seen in North America.
As an international scholar with a keen understanding of global business and cultural practices, Perioche specializes in bringing European products and investors to the United States. He is responsible for eurocinemaâ€™s development strategy, in addition to managing relationships with international film distributors. He has ensured his companyâ€™s overall success by surrounding himself with proven industry veterans such as former E! Entertainment Television co-founder Larry Namer.
â€œThe goal of eurocinema is to expose a wide range of subscribers to quality European box office films they would not typically experience,â€ says Perioche. â€œI 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.â€
A benchmark of Periocheâ€™s success occurred in August 2010 when the eurocinema channel was picked up by Comcast cable network. The burgeoning brand now reaches more than 31 million homes, spanning all major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Toronto, with a projected reach of 40 million households by the year 2012. Other major distributors for eurocinema include Time Warner, Cablevision, Verizon, Charter, RCN and DIRECTV.
Perioche earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Switzerlandâ€™s University of Lausanne in 1993. He attended Harvard University for a graduate program in Finance and Economics in 1997.