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Inception Digital Services Opens European Digital Media Facility to Serve International Film Industry
Company Teams With Infomedia GmbH to Serve German-Speaking Territories; Company to Open Additional Facilities in U.K., Canada and Australia by End of 2011
SANTA MONICA, CA–(May 31, 2011) – Inception Media Group, LLC, a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of entertainment content, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Inception Digital Services, LLC (IDS), has teamed with Infomedia GmbH Multi Media Services and opened its first European-based digital media facility, further positioning itself as a leading provider of digital media services to the international film industry. Inception Digital Services plans to open additional facilities in the U.K., Canada and Australia by the end of the year.
IDS, based in the Los Angeles area, provides studios, video distributors and producers a comprehensive range of digital media services including digital master creation, digital file compliance and repair, metadata, artwork, chapter creation, electronic storage, global delivery and digital asset management. From 3D encoding for broadcast, cable and satellite VOD to mobile streaming, Inception supports all formats and delivery requirements for filmed entertainment. In North America, IDS is certified to perform work on behalf of and deliver content to all major platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, InDemand, Comcast, DirecTV, Echostar, Hulu and others.
IDS’s new digital facility is located in Dortmund, Germany. Together with authoring studio Infomedia GmbH Multi Media Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading optical media company Infodisc, IDS will provide content owners with all the digital media services needed to deliver their films to the German, Austrian and Swiss iTunes Movie stores. Further expansion into additional iTunes territories and other local and regional platforms will follow.
“Many of our North America platform partners are rapidly expanding into international territories and our goal is to support the needs of both the platforms and content owners around the world,” said Erik Pence, president of Inception Digital Services. “Our company is highly regarded and widely recognized in North America as a leader in the creation of high quality electronic video files and the subsequent delivery of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment and we intend to establish the same internationally.”
On behalf of its current clients, IDS has encoded, packaged and delivered thousands of programs, including feature films, documentaries, episodic television series and long form music concerts, making it one of the largest digital delivery access points to a wide array of entertainment platforms.
Infomedia GmbH Multi Media Services is an independent full-service authoring studio providing all key services with a strategic focus on the next format generation Blu-ray. Customers benefit from a one-stop-shop solution including authoring, audio and video encoding, graphic design and pre-mastering. Infomedia is audited, certified and member of all relevant organizations to fulfill the requirements of content protection and provide the highest quality standards.
The Infodisc Group, consisting of Infopictures, Infomedia Multi Media Services and Infodisc Technology, is one of the leading service providers for optical storage media worldwide. The Infodisc Group offers a one-stop solution including license evaluation, project management, authoring, replication, printing, packaging and distribution with the focus on the high definition Blu-ray format. It is audited and certified by all relevant organizations of the industry.
Inception Digital Services, LLC is based in Agoura Hills, California and provides its clients with a comprehensive list of services that include digital master creation, digital file compliance and repair, metadata, artwork, chapter creation, electronic storage, global delivery and asset management. The company serves all media platforms, including online, mobile, television, VOD, cable and satellite and delivers content to more than 25 retailers and broadcasters, including iTunes, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, CinemaNow, InDemand, Comcast, DirecTV, Echostar, Blockbuster, Hulu and Vudu. More information is available at www.inceptionmediagroup.com.
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Santa Monica, California and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution. Inception Media Group has extensive relationships with exhibitors, retailers, distributors and technology companies, enabling the Company to maximize the distribution services performed on behalf of its content partners. More information is available at www.inceptionmediagroup.com.