ABOUT YMAGIS GROUP
Founded in 2007, Ymagis is the leading European group in the area of advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, Ymagis Group provide smart and comprehensive solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors, event cinema, production companies, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, video publishers and VOD/SVOD platform operators.
Following the integration in October 2014 of Belgium’s dcinex (CinemaNext), the group has further expanded its geographic footprint in Europe with permanent offices established in 20 countries, including France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Poland and Russia. The primary businesses of France’s Eclair, a historic and respected industry partner founded in 1907 and dedicated to creative services, were folded into the group in July 2015.
The company’s core business is now structured around three main axes:
- Exhibitor Services (CinemaNext)
- Content Services (Eclair)
- Financial Services (Ymagis).
To date, 9,500 cinema screens have been installed internationally by our engineers and technicians. More than 7,200 screens in Europe are under exhibitor services contracts (maintenance and NOC) with our company, and no fewer than 6,400 screens have been deployed under virtual print fee (VPF) contracts. The company is the only one currently able to provide content e-delivery services (satellite, fiber and DSL) across Europe, thanks to the 3,300 cinemas connected to its network (a 35% penetration rate). In 2015 alone, over 120,000 feature DCPs were delivered to exhibitors electronically or on physical media.
To continue advancing worldwide cinema modernization, Ymagis’ activities are structured to offer a unique one-stop shop with unparalleled quality and a variety of innovative services for both big and independent players: international cinema chains, local exhibitors, major Hollywood studios and independent distributors.
The group’s portfolio of products and services includes the design, sale, installation, maintenance and online support services (NOCs) for projection and sound equipment as well as consulting services, finance solutions, digital signage, the sale and leasing of 3D glasses, post production, localization and accessibility, restoration, preservation, DCP mastering and content delivery. Additionally, a suite of proprietary software solutions tailored to meet the needs of pan-European distributors and exhibitors (e.g., Melody TMS/Theatre Management System) has been developed by the group to manage their new digital businesses with great efficiency in a fast-changing media landscape.
Ymagis Group is headquartered in the Paris suburb of Montrouge (France) with two main offices in Vanves (France) and Liège (Belgium).