BURBANK—2G Digital Post, a specialist in encoding and file-based delivery, and JR Media, a leading provider of captioning and subtitling services, have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to provide studios and other content owners with a one-stop resource for worldwide, multi-platform content localization and distribution.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will operate a unified workflow encompassing all aspects of digital distribution to broadcast, streaming, mobile, internet and gaming platforms. 2G Digital will manage encoding, transcoding, asset management, quality control and delivery. JR Media will handle captioning, subtitling, translation, localization, transcription and related services. The companies will also join forces in their sales and marketing activities.
2G Digital CEO Stephen Buchsbaum says the partnership is a natural fit and results in a streamlined solution for digital distribution. “2G and JR Media provide complementary services and, together, we are making distribution simpler for our clients,” he observes. “They now have the convenience of working with one supplier for all their packing and delivery needs.”
Both companies have recently experienced significant growth and see in the joint venture a path toward further expansion. “Our clients are looking for a partner who can provide an end-to-end solution,” says JR Media Chairman/CEO Max Beno. “Our partnership with 2G enables us to meet those needs and continue to reach new markets for future growth.”
2G Digital provides encoding and distribution services for all the major studios, including Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Fremantle Media and Miramax, and delivers to such portals as iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Google Play and Xbox. JR Media works with many of the same clients. It has recently provided subtitling and captioning services for such top-rated television shows as Breaking Bad (Sony), Mad Men (Lionsgate) and Duck Dynasty (Gourney Productions.).
About JR Media Services
JR Media Services leads the industry in delivering best-in-class closed captioning, subtitling, transcription services, as well as video description. Clients ranging from filmmakers and studios to content producers and YouTube publishers rely on JR Media to consistently deliver the highest quality, on time and on budget solutions. The company has provided post production services and exceptional customer service for over 100,000 entertainment programs.
For more information, visit www.jrmediaservices.com
About 2G Digital Post
2G Digital Post, Burbank, is a full-service post production and distribution facility serving media and entertainment clients with next-generation all-fiber technology and attentive customer service.
For more information, visit www.2gdigital.com