Ymagis Group Launches a New Global Solution for Content Asset Management with Eclair Preservation
Paris, France - October 14, 2015 / Ymagis (ISIN : FR0011471291, TICKER : MAGIS), the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, today announced the launch of Eclair Preservation, a global solution for content asset management dedicated to the motion picture industry and television sector and designed to securely preserve and organize all forms of content. Augy Stock, formerly owned by Eclair Group, which was taken over by Ymagis on August 1, 2015, is now known as Eclair Preservation. The main activities of this new structure are based in Augy (Yonne) and in the southern Parisian suburb of Vanves, and now include not only its current physical storage services but also new technologies development for the management and digital storage of feature films and television programs in 35-mm, video and digital format.
“This division is a new addition to our existing restoration services offered by our subsidiary Eclair Cinema, and allows our clients – producers, sales agents, content catalog owners, distributors and television broadcasters – to benefit from innovative services in the secured management of physical and digital assets of all forms of content,” said Jean Mizrahi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ymagis Group. “Eclair Preservation is now a distinct business within our group with a dedicated team of no fewer than thirty experts. With an increased investment in our R&D efforts initially launched by Eclair, we aim to develop our offer, particularly with our STORM program. This platform allows easy access to library assessment and the ability to place online orders for any type of works, including transcoding and content delivery.”
“The goal is to preserve and get to know in depth the media assets we store to fully make use of them and increase their respective value,” explains Christophe Lacroix, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Eclair and Senior VP Content Services for Ymagis Group. “The group thus implements a forward-thinking strategy that facilitates the preservation process and allows access to assets stored physically or digitally. Thanks both to the recognized expertise of our teams and our pioneering technologies such as STORM, we are able to provide such reliable services.”
Best practices in security and dynamic storage are at the foundation of Eclair Preservation. This global solution places our client in a central position of a high-quality methodology whose ultimate goal is to maximize the value of the assets that we preserve on each client’s behalf. Thanks to our enhanced services, Eclair Preservation’s clients have permanent online access to their inventory of assets, whether in physical or digital form. They are also given the opportunity to order services, including automated delivery of their content as well as the generation of content previews.