Media and entertainment technology company Blu Digital Group has acquired dubbing, subtitling and access services company Haymillian as it expands further into Europe.
Blu Digital will take over the company’s operations in the UK, Greece and Mexico.
The acquisition aims to cater to the growing localisation 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), said Blu Digital.
The company previously expanded its English dubbing capabilities with the acquisition of Central Post LA (now Blu Digital Group’s Hollywood studios), an audio recording facility in Hollywood.
“When we launched our localisation division to complement our content distribution and software divisions, we saw a gap in the market for full service media management facilities which integrated localisation into the content distribution workflow,” said Paulette Pantoja, CEO of Blu Digital Group.
“By acquiring Haymillian, we substantially grow our localisation 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.”