Éclair Group is the leading French group in film and audiovisual technology. The company offers a variety of digital services globally, in image and sound, focused around four areas of activity: post production, distribution, adaption and conservation. Éclair Group has been an innovator for more than a century. In that time, it has supported revolutionary changes in the film and TV industries. In June 2013, Éclair Group welcomed the FCDE (Fonds de Consolidation et de Développement des Entreprises) as majority shareholder to support its development and trigger the consolidation of the film and audiovisual industry in France. FCDE is a 200M€ fund, financed by Bpifrance and the leading French banks and insurance companies, dedicated to finance the recovery and growth of SMEs with strong potential. FCDE was awarded the Best French Turnaround Silver Award in 2013 and 2014 by the Private Equity Exchange Association.
As part of Ymagis Group, CinemaNext is a leading provider of Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP mastering, KDM delivery, digital cinema installation, maintenance and technical support. The Ymagis Group has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 5,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independent cinemas. Since 2014, the Ymagis Group operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both, satellite capacity and ADSL/fibre lines, as well as a number of HDD’s duplication hubs. The Ymagis Group has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system (TMS) and a full electrical automation system.