Red Bee Media adds translation skills through acquisition

01/04/08

Red Bee Media has acquired Titelbild Subtitling and Translation GmbH, a European multilingual subtitling and translation service provider.

The acquisition means that, for the first time, Red Bee Media is able to offer high quality translation services into any language as well as expanding Red Bee Media into the German market. Headquartered in Berlin, Titelbild was established by Mary Carroll in 1996, providing translations, subtitles, training and consulting services to the German and international market. Titelbild’s current clients include major distributors such as Warner Bros, Paramount and Sony Pictures and the broadcasters ARD, ZDF and ARTE. Their other clients include cultural institutions such as the Goethe Institut and Tate Modern. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of multilingual translation services for the European Commission.

Titelbild has 25 employees and a strong network of freelance translators. In the future, the company will be referred to as ‘Titelbild, a Red Bee Media Company’. Red Bee Media is the recognised market leader of access services in the UK, France and Australia with clients such as the BBC, Channel 4, M6, Canal+ and all major Australian commercial networks. The addition of Titelbild extends Red Bee Media’s presence in Europe. Importantly, it also adds multilingual capability and establishes Red Bee Media in the translation market.

Said Mary Carroll, Managing Director of Titelbild: “Titelbild has grown into a leading European multilingual translation and subtitling provider. We are now moving onto our next stage of growth by joining the Red Bee Media family, giving us access to global broadcast clients and new markets.”

Said Toby Blizard, Head of Business Development, Access Services, Red Bee Media: “I am very excited about Titelbild joining the Red Bee Media family. This is a significant step in our expansion in Europe and, most importantly, adds multilingual and translation capability to our product suite. We welcome the staff from Titelbild to Red Bee Media.”