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Paris—Dec 2, 2013

Birth of Smartjog-Ymagis Logistics

Creation of the first European integrated player in digital content delivery for the cinema industry
YMAGIS (ISIN: FR0011471291, mnemonic: MAGIS), the specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, has announced the operational deployment of SMARTJOG-YMAGIS Logistics, a new company created by SMARTJOG and YMAGIS.

The Extraordinary General Meeting of SMARTJOG-YMAGIS Logistics on November 30, 2013, approved all the contributions of both partners with regards to the duplication and delivery of digital content dedicated to cinema. The new entity, owned 60% and 40% respectively by YMAGIS and SMARTJOG, will be consolidated by YMAGIS through global integration starting December 1st, 2013. 

The First Service Of Integrated Logistics For the Cinema Industry In Europe
Together, YMAGIS and SMARTJOG give birth to the European leader in this sector, offering the cinema industry a global logistics service for the delivery of movies, trailers, commercials, alternative contents, as well as static or dynamic posters to theaters and laboratories. Its services also cover the preparation of encrypted digital movies’ copies (DCP) and of keys enabling their projection (KDM), in addition to their delivery to cinema screens and laboratories, via satellite, ADSL/fiber or physical media. 

In 2013, YMAGIS and SMARTJOG together already ensured the delivery of more than 50 000 movie DCPs and of nearly 300 000 trailer and commercial DCPs across Europe.

The constituted structure represents a cumulated pro forma revenue of around 7 M€ in 2013, a growth of more than 14% compared with 2012.

Significant Growth of Installed Theaters Forecast For 2014 
SMARTJOG-YMAGIS Logistics relies upon a team of 25 people coming from YMAGIS and SMARTJOG. The new team is now based in YMAGIS offices in Paris, Barcelona and Berlin, and will provide a unique and integrated solution to the exhibitors and distributors in Europe, including to the Major studios.

The preferred relationships developed by YMAGIS with the distributors and the exhibitors and the special position held by SMARTJOG in Europe in e-delivery services constitute a solid base for the new entity to lean on.

Armed with a communication network linking together more than 1 800 theaters in Europe and representing nearly 8 000 screens, SMARTJOG-YMAGIS Logistics expects significant growth in its installed theaters starting in 2014, firstly in western Europe, then in Eastern Europe.


About Ymagis & CinemaNext: CinemaNext is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to exhibitor services. Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry.Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides smart and comprehensive solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers. Over the years, Ymagis Group has significantly grown its portfolio of solutions & services and further developed its geographic footprint in Europe with permanent offices in 20 countries. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: sales and field services, software solutions, customer service/NOC and consulting), Eclair (content services: post-production, theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, restoration and preservation) and Ymagis (VPF & financial services). As of 31 December 2015, more than 7,000 cinema screens have been installed internationally by CinemaNext engineers and currently avail of service contracts. Eclair is the only provider with a pan-European content delivery service (via broadband or satellite) thanks to its network of 3,300 connected cinema sites. A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and counts close to 700 employees. Ymagis & CinemaNext Directory page About SmartJog: SmartJog is a subsidiary of the TDF Group and the operator of a highly secure and managed distribution network for digital audiovisual content. SmartJog manages a major worldwide network exchanging media content between broadcasters, distributors and technical suppliers. SmartJog also created and set up the first multi-domestic European CDN dedicated to audiovisual media. SmartJog Directory page
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