difuze Acquires Audio Description Specialist SpeakEasyDV

Difuze acquires SpeakEasyDV

With the acquisition of SpeakEasyDV, difuze, leading service provider to the North American media and entertainment industry, reconfirms its intention to make content accessible to as many people as possible. difuze increases market reach as the preferred partner of content providers and their vendors thanks to a reinforced technological leadership.

At the heart of this growth strategy, the combination of difuze and SpeakEasyDV will allow us to offer more accessibility services under one roof and leverage the companies’ similar technologies – difuzevox and SpeakEasyDV – for the benefit of our clients.  These innovative technologies considerably shorten delivery timelines and reduce the cost of Audio Description, which has become essential for broadcasters and content distributors worldwide.

For SpeakEasyDV, joining difuze provides greater leverage to continue to grow and better support clients.  Colum Henry, President of SpeakEasyDV says: “Joining difuze was an obvious way for the Company to continue to grow and further develop its innovative Audio Description technology. Thanks to this association with difuze, we will better support clients by proposing a broader service offering, a greater customer service footprint, and increased delivery capabilities.”

François Deschamps, President of difuze adds: “SpeakEasyDV was the first to come to market with an innovative technology enabling the use of natural and synthetic voices to speed up delivery, reduce costs, and ultimately, make content easily accessible to a wider audience.  SpeakEasyDV’s addition to our group will accelerate the development of innovative solutions to our content distribution clients and their vendor partners”.

Through this acquisition, difuze strengthens its position in an industry that wants to make content increasingly accessible and inclusive. It confirms its position as an innovative company that can support the needs of its clients in the audiovisual market throughout the world.