Even with a Paris correspondent (the wonderful Russ Curry from Iconic Images) it’s sometimes hard keeping up with the antics in Paris. Word reaches us (not by Russ I hasten to add) of much sniggering in the French DS community and allegedly some rather angry people in Scala…
As Russ wrote a week ago, TMM are up for a couple of awards at APCAD’s ‘Golden Screen’ Awards Ceremony in Paris in early February. Anyway it seems that the FNAC deal (that well known French retail chain) which TMM won has some history and some ‘colour’.
Allegedly TMM and their CEO Michel Barronier made a huge effort AND lots of really extensive pre-sales with ( … wait for it … ) Scala France ONLY to change horses mid-bid for a low cost bundled hardware / software solution from Roku.
An insider also alleges that he (Monsieur Barronier) neglected to tell Philippe Lemaire of Scala France that they had changed horses!
Therefore in the meantime Philippe is supposedly trumpeting the nice win nationwide for Scala – all then goes quiet and Scala only find out much later that TMM have won with another application direct from FNACs IT director!