SDI Media Promotes Alberto Abisso to Executive Vice President of Europe

LONDON, November 27, 2017 – SDI Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Alberto Abisso to Executive Vice President of Europe. Alberto has been with SDI Media for the past seven years leading and developing the expansion of SDI Media’s European service offering across 23 offices and will continue to focus on growth opportunities and customer support. With over 750 employees across Europe, Alberto will also manage the operational efficiencies and communication across SDI Media’s vast network of resources, ensuring SDI’s high standards of quality are delivered in every territory.

Mark Howorth, CEO of SDI Media on Alberto’s appointment, “Alberto has been focused on providing our clients in Europe with unparalleled customer service – an especially difficult task during the period of rapid growth we have seen over the last few years. He has demonstrated an impressive track record driving operational success, building strong teams, and improving SDI’s credibility with our customers.” read more

Natalie Simms Appointed SDI Media CIO

LONDON, August 22, 2017 – SDI Media has announced the appointment of Natalie Simms as its new Chief Information Officer. In this role, Simms will lead all aspects of SDI Media’s global IT functions and play a key role in shaping technology strategy to support SDI’s next phase of technology innovation and growth solutions for quality localization of entertainment content that is faster, more transparent, and easily accessible.

Simms is a seasoned information technology executive with more than 20 years of international experience in various leadership positions at blue-chip companies. In former roles as CTO of Condé Nast International, CIO of international law firm Eversheds Sutherland, and CIO of Disney/ABC International Television Group, Simms successfully advanced the technology agenda of multinational companies by implementing innovative and transformational IT strategies. Simms also co-founded a groundbreaking Cloud/Software as a Service (SaaS) technology company, where she developed an innovative SaaS billing model for software subscriptions, IT infrastructure/hosting, services and support.

As the world’s leading provider of localization services to the media and entertainment industry, SDI Media will benefit greatly from Simms’ expertise in leading IT initiatives – including digital asset management, cloud-based systems and infrastructure, and analytics that streamline operations and fully integrate technology resources. read more

SDI Media Appoints Mark Howorth to CEO Position

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Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2016 – SDI Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Howorth as its new CEO. Mark has an impressive resume with extensive experience inside and outside the media and entertainment industry, most recently as COO of Panavision, the leading global provider of cameras and lenses for the motion picture and television industries.

Prior to Panavision, Mark served as CEO of National Mobile Television, one of the largest providers of television trucks/OB vans to the live broadcast industry.  Additionally, Mark spent 15 years at the prestigious strategic management consultancy firm Bain & Company, where he held several leadership roles before ultimately becoming a Partner in the Media & Technology practice. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1992.

Mark will report directly to SDI Media’s Board of Directors and will also have a seat on the Board.  “SDI Media is an impressive global company with the world’s largest network of owned and operated facilities and a long history of providing the most comprehensive array of localization and related services to the media and entertainment industry. I am thrilled to join this team as we strive to enhance our service offering and introduce innovative solutions designed to assist our clients in meeting their strategic objectives,” said Mark.

“The addition of Mark as our CEO is a significant step in SDI Media’s evolution and will surely accelerate our efforts to transform the localization marketplace in response to the ever-changing needs of our clients,” said Richard Andrews, President of SDI Media.

Tsuguya Kitade, Chairman of SDI Media’s Board of Directors, added, “We are very pleased that Mark has agreed to join SDI Media. With Mark joining our talented team of professionals, we believe that SDI Media is poised to further solidify its position as a leader in our industry.”

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, aggregators, broadcasters, and new media distributors. SDI Media offers clients a complete end-to-end localization solution for feature films, episodic television series, interactive 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, SDI Media provides dubbing, subtitling, and other media solutions in more than 80 languages worldwide. Servicing 41 markets, in 37 countries across EMEA, Asia, and The Americas, SDI Media’s global localization footprint provides the only one-stop media localization solution in the industry.

For additional information please visit www.sdimedia.com or contact Aviv Gattenuo at +1.310.388.8942 with press inquiries.

For the official press release visit GlobeNewswire here.

SDI Media to Relocate Global Headquarters to Newly Built Studios in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2016 – SDI Media, the world’s leading media localization provider, is moving its global headquarters to a new 33,000 square foot facility at the Howard Hughes Center in West Los Angeles. As the leading global provider of dubbing, subtitling, captioning, and other media services to the largest streaming, broadcast, and theatrical clients in the world, SDI Media’s new studios provide additional space for production, client servicing, and talent. Covering two floors, SDI Media’s headquarters are equipped with multiple studios for dubbing, mixing, and live captioning, as well as significantly expanded space for project management.

“Recently, we’ve seen a dramatic growth in our business driven by a number of factors including content streaming platforms, consumer demand for simultaneous program availability on a global scale, and our media services offerings. As a result, SDI Media has outgrown our current facility,” said Richard Andrews, President of SDI Media. “Our new studios have been created specifically to address the servicing requirement of our clients and to provide room for future expansion.”

SDI Media’s new headquarters are located at 6060 Center Drive Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90045. Operations will continue at their current location in Culver City and will seamlessly transition to the new headquarters on the official opening date of April 25th.

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact sales@sdimedia.com.

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, aggregators, broadcasters, and new media distributors. SDI Media offers clients a complete end-to-end localization solution for feature films, episodic television series, interactive 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, SDI Media provides dubbing, subtitling, and other media solutions in more than 80 languages worldwide. Servicing 41 markets, in 37 countries across EMEA, Asia, and The Americas, SDI Media’s global localization footprint provides the only one-stop media localization solution in the industry.

For additional information please visit www.sdimedia.com or contact Aviv Gattenuo at +1.310.388.8942 with press inquiries.

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/04/18/829880/0/en/SDI-Media-to-Relocate-Global-Headquarters-to-Newly-Built-Studios-in-Los-Angeles.html

SDI Media Acquisition by Japanese Consortium Officially Finalized

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April 1, 2015, Los Angeles, CA – The acquisition of SDI Media was completed today by a consortium of Japanese companies led by Imagica Robot Holdings. The consortium also includes the Cool Japan Fund and the Sumitomo Corporation. By acquiring SDI Media the consortium has gained access to the world’s largest owned and operated network of media localization facilities, servicing over 40 markets and 37 countries worldwide. The addition of SDI Media’s significant technological capabilities and extensive network of clients (including major Hollywood studios, international broadcasters, and leading media companies) creates numerous expansion opportunities for Imagica’s highly-respected service offerings. read more

SDI Media To Be Acquired By Consortium Led By Imagica Robot Group

Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 19, 2015 – A consortium of Japanese companies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SDI Media (SDI), a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry.

The consortium acquiring SDI is led by Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. and includes the Cool Japan Fund and Sumitomo Corporation. The members of the consortium are engaged in a wide range of media and entertainment related businesses, including creative and post-production services, content production and acquisition, media distribution, TV channel operations, and imaging systems & digital video solutions.

By acquiring SDI, the consortium gains access to the world’s largest media dubbing and subtitling footprint spanning 40 markets in 37 countries. It also provides access to SDI’s significant technological capabilities and a list of blue-chip customers including Hollywood studios, international broadcasters, and leading media companies. By leveraging the joint capabilities of SDI and the other members of the consortium, post-acquisition offerings will include an extensive list of services to key segments, while also providing for the export and purposing of multi-language content, including content originated in Japan. No management or organizational changes are expected as of the close.

“We are very happy and proud to announce this acquisition”, said Walter Schonfeld, President & CEO of SDI Media. “The Consortium’s strategic vision provides SDI with the opportunity to continue our efforts to offer truly global localization services, and provides our clients with a more comprehensive solution to their content requirements. In addition, SDI’s involvement with a strategic acquirer provides an added level of stability and certainty to all our stakeholders.”

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