Deluxe buys German dubbing studio CSC amid global localization boom – The Hollywood Reporter

Deluxe, a media group that provides content localization services for global studios and streamers, has acquired Creative Sound Conception Studio (CSC Studio), one of Germany’s leading dubbing companies. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Hamburg-based CSC Studio is a regional leader in dubbing, creating localized versions of more than 50 films and some 300 TV series episodes per year. Recent works include localized versions of Netflix stranger things and The crown.

Demand for local-language dubbed versions of TV shows and movies has exploded in recent years with the global expansion of streaming services, which often offer multiple-language dubs of their originals and acquired shows and movies.

“With the increase in global content production, including the increase in original local language content that is localized and distributed in more languages ​​than ever before, this acquisition provides Deluxe with an expanded footprint and capacity to meet the growing market demands,” said the Deluxe executive. Vice President Chris Reynolds. “Deluxe currently has dubbing studios in Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. With the addition of Deluxe Germany, we are motivated to continue to expand our owned and operated footprint through organic expansion and acquisitions. additional.

CSC Studio will be rebranded as Deluxe Germany and Deluxe said it will expand the company’s operations, adding additional recording rooms to provide additional capacity.

Backed by private equity group Platinum Equity, Deluxe has recently embarked on a buying spree, taking over sound studios around the world as it prepares to establish itself as a global player. in the dubbing and film services sector.

Recent deals include a joint venture with motion picture services company Motion Picture Solutions. This follows Deluxe’s ​​acquisition of a 50% stake in Dutch film delivery company Gofilex and the acquisition of digital services companies Sony NMS and Sundog Media Toolkit.

In June, Deluxe hired former Netflix Korea executive Samantha Kim to lead business development in the Asia-Pacific region, a sign that the company’s global rollout is just beginning.

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