Falcon, Dorcel Announce IPTV Partnership
Posted Dec 05th, 2007 06:26 PM by G. Zisk Rice
SAN FRANCISCO - Falcon Entertainment
and Marc Dorcel
have entered an exclusive partnership under which Dorcel will distribute Falcon's catalog of gay adult content in French Europe.
Under the terms of the agreement, Dorcel will distribute Falcon movies throughout its Internet-protocol television video-on-demand network. Dorcel distributes to 70 percent of the adult IPTV-VOD markets in France, Switzerland and Belgium, according to company statistics. The company also operates a pan-European satellite TV service with nearly 600,000 subscribers.
"Dorcel has built French Europe's highest quality and most successful IPTV-VOD system," Falcon president Todd Montgomery said. "This agreement will give Falcon access to hundreds of thousands of potential new customers. We are very pleased to be working closely with a respected company like Marc Dorcel.
"As the marketplace shifts increasingly to the new VOD mediums, it is vital that we have a solid strategy and experienced partners in growth markets like French Europe," Montgomery continued. "Marc Dorcel can deliver this. Dorcel is the proven and uncontested leader in the French adult IPTV-VOD markets, both straight and gay."
Gregory Dorcel, president of Marc Dorcel, said, "Falcon is well-known and respected by the gay audience throughout Europe. I am very excited to be able to bring the legendary Falcon content to those fans. I know it will be a big hit with them."
Twenty-five-year-old Dorcel is a historical partner of most of the European television operators and telcos, according to a company statement. Dorcel's VOD platform was launched six years ago.