Ascent, SDI ally for language localization

Postproduction firm seeks to expand overseas reach

Ascent Media Group, which maintains a collection of postproduction businesses, has formed a strategic alliance with SDI Media to expand its international reach and provide language localization services such as language-element archiving, international content manufacturing and foreign-language broadcasting.

"This alliance is the best and most effective way Ascent Media Group can increase market share internationally while enabling our clients to leverage expanded language-localization offerings," Ascent CEO Jose Royo said. "SDI Media is best in class for subtitling and audio dubbing services."

The alliance will be managed by an executive committee from both companies.