Imagica Group Makes Strategic Investment in Pixelogic
April 1, 2019 (Tokyo Japan) – Imagica Group Inc., an integrated global media holding company and the parent company of SDI Media Group, Inc., has made a strategic investment in Pixelogic, acquiring a significant minority stake in the company.
Nobuo Fuse, the Representative Director, President of Imagica Group, said “We are pleased to partner with Pixelogic and support the company in its next phase of growth. We look forward to working with the Pixelogic team as they continue to expand their tools and services for the global media supply chain. There are meaningful synergies between Pixelogic, Imagica Group and our subsidiary SDI Media, and we believe these synergies will ultimately deliver further significant value to our customers throughout the world.”
“Since the company’s formation, Pixelogic has been creating end-to-end localization and distribution solutions for feature and episodic content based on next generation tools and workflows. Our primary goal for these solutions is to enable faster delivery of content to all global venues, in all languages and distribution formats. These venues include theaters, digital platforms, and brick and mortar retailers,” said Pixelogic Co-President, John Suh.
“This affiliation with Imagica Group and SDI Media significantly expands our servicing capabilities to the benefit of our customers – the studios, broadcasters and digital retailers. We’re excited to collaborate with Imagica’s world class media and entertainment companies in Japan and throughout Asia. We also look forward to scaling our end-to-end services through deep engagement and integration with SDI Media and their substantial dubbing and subtitling capability, which includes the largest owned and operated dubbing studio network and localization capacity in the world,” continued Suh.
Mark Howorth, CEO of SDI Media, said “We’ve successfully partnered with Pixelogic throughout the past year and are impressed with their team, end-to-end servicing model, and pHelix technology platform. Combining Pixelogic’s capabilities with our experienced team, technology, broadest network of owned and operated dubbing studios and our large scale subtitling operation, will enable a range of customer benefits including unparalleled localization capacity and faster time to market.”
Imagica Group has a long and rich history in the media and entertainment business, with roots as a film company in Japan dating back to the 1930s. This history includes serving leading filmmakers, creatives and content owners with a range of production, postproduction, localization and distribution services. Today, Imagica Group staffs nearly 4,000 employees worldwide.
“With their support and long-term commitment, the collective capabilities of Pixelogic, Imagica Group and SDI Media are well positioned to extend this history of serving content creators and owners with best-in-class services that are tailored for the rapidly evolving content distribution trends and business models, all of which require increased language support, higher product quality, more technical delivery formats, and faster servicing timelines. These future servicing requirements for our customers underpin the strategic rationale for this exciting affiliation,” said Pixelogic Co-President, Rob Seidel.
ABOUT IMAGICA GROUP
IMAGICA GROUP is a holding company for a variety of companies in the content creation, imaging systems, production services, and media localization businesses. The company’s history dates back to 1935, when Far East Film Laboratory in Uzumasa, Kyoto, Japan began the movie film developing and processing business. Expanding its business ever since to contribute to enhancing the customer experience with visual communication, IMAGICA GROUP has evolved into a provider of comprehensive media services ranging from planning to distribution of videos and films: film creation and post-production, development of visual specialized equipment/software, localization for global distribution, and staffing of professionals with in-depth industry knowledge. Today, IMAGICA GROUP Inc. is based in Tokyo and holds 62 companies with their facilities spread nationwide and worldwide to deliver the media services and products around the globe.
ABOUT SDI MEDIA
SDI Media is the world’s leading media localization provider, offering dubbing, subtitling, and media services for international, regional, and local content owners, broadcasters, and multi-platform distributors. SDI Media offers clients a complete end-to-end localization solution for feature films, episodic television series, games, new media, and corporate needs using the most comprehensive suite of customizable localization software applications in the industry. With the world’s largest owned and operated network of facilities, incorporating over 150 recording rooms and more than 85 mixing rooms globally, SDI Media provides dubbing, subtitling, and other media solutions in more than 80 languages worldwide. With 34 offices across EMEA, Asia, and the Americas, SDI Media’s global localization footprint provides the only one-stop media localization solution in the industry.
Pixelogic is a global provider of content localization and distribution services for the media and entertainment industry. Built on advanced next generation workflows and operations in Burbank, CA., Culver City, CA., London UK and Cairo, Egypt, Pixelogic services the industry’s leading content owners including the major Hollywood studios, broadcasters, digital retailers and a range of others. Pixelogic services include subtitling and closed captioning, foreign language dubbing, access services, text and metadata translation, audio services, marketing and promotional material design and versioning, digital cinema mastering and key fulfilment, post-theatrical distribution mastering, compression and authoring. for physical media formats, transcoding and packaging for digital distribution products, archive mastering, and custom software and application development services. www.pixelogicmedia.com