Acquisition Positions Blu Digital Group as a Leading Global Supplier of Localization Services with Offices in Latin America and Europe
Los Angeles, [November 22, 2022] Blu Digital Group, Inc., a media technology company that offers award-winning cloud-based software and digital media services to the global entertainment industry, has officially acquired Haymillian, a dubbing, subtitling and access services company supporting over 40 languages within subtitling and dubbing.
The acquisition enables Blu to further enhance its localization and access services capabilities, and to expand its presence in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The venture aims to cater to the growing localization needs of the entertainment industry as well as contributing to the industry’s efforts to enhance content accessibility for people with hearing loss or visual impairment through the provision of high-quality access services (closed captions, subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and audio description).
“When we launched our localization division to complement our content distribution and software divisions, we saw a gap in the market for full service media management facilities which integrated localization into the content distribution workflow,” said Paulette Pantoja, CEO of Blu Digital Group. “By acquiring Haymillian, we substantially grow our localization footprint, adding services and territories in key areas. We can now integrate our proprietary project management tools into the end-to-end workflow, taking clients from post production all the way through packaging and final delivery to platforms. We are excited to welcome the team from Haymillian into the Blu Digital Group family, joining us on the next chapter of our growth story.”
Following the acquisition, Blu establishes its presence in the UK, Greece and Mexico. The newly expanded dubbing studio in Mexico is centrally located and enables access to an extended pool of talented voice actors and localization professionals. At the same time, the Greece-based operations team facilitates timely communication with clients and vendors.
“We are excited to join Blu Digital Group and combine their experience in digital media management with Haymillian’s know-how to better respond to the evolving needs of the entertainment industry,” said Aida Martirosyan, Managing Director, Haymillian. “We are going to build on the expertise of our talent pool and internal teams to keep becoming better at what we do: helping the entertainment industry reach a wider audience with its content.”
In May 2022, Blu Digital expanded its English dubbing capabilities with the acquisition of Central Post LA (now Blu Digital Group’s Hollywood studios), an award-winning audio recording facility in Hollywood. The facility has enabled Blu Digital Group to significantly grow its localization services.
About Blu Digital Group
Based in Burbank, California, Blu Digital Group, Inc. provides transformative digital supply chain services and software to the media and entertainment industry. The company offers cloud-based solutions focused on automated content servicing and preparation, and order management to video streaming platforms. These solutions include qualifying Film/TV content, and optimizing digital delivery of content through its proprietary software to enable content rights holders to reach new audiences and generate additional revenue streams. For more information about Blu Digital Group, visit http://www.bludigitalgroup.com
Information about Haymillian
Haymillian is a global media localization and access services company that provides timed text services in 40 languages, and voice services in 20 languages. With 10+ years of experience, the company possesses the knowledge and expertise to bring to fruition any localization project, no matter how complex or demanding. Haymillian has serviced more than 12,000 titles since last year, for a wide range of clientele, including TV channels, VOD platforms, and production and distribution companies.
Its global network of 4,000+ native linguists, spread around the globe, produces foreign language adaptations that read naturally, ensuring that the foreign version is faithful to the original creation.
Haymillian has centrally located facilities in Greece and Mexico that facilitate communication and cooperation with a large pool of talented localization professionals. The Athens-based Operations Team makes easier timely communication with clients, regardless of the time zone they are in. The Mexico-based owned dubbing studio is located in Cuernavaca -near Mexico City, enabling Haymillian to fully benefit from the country’s leading position when it comes to dubbing content for Latin America.