The home entertainment industry continues to go through a period of significant change. Consumers have come to expect choice in the way in which they watch movies and episodic programming – in the living room, on the personal computer and on the move. The DVD format is in decline as consumers scale back the building of their personal collections, while the latest packaged media format – Blu-ray Disc – and a range of Electronic Sell Through (EST) platforms such as iTunes are taking off. This industry transition causes all studios to examine costs very carefully and find ways of doing more for less.
We help our clients cut outsourcing costs. We offer something different from the traditional service provided by other vendors; our tools automate costly repetitive tasks involved in production. These tools remove the need for expensive and error-prone manual production resulting in fully compliant output that requires significantly less manual testing.
We help our clients to decrease their time to market. We have been at the sharp end of the entertainment industry’s demand for ‘day-and-date’ releases for the past few years and have developed tools and services to help our customers co-ordinate their workflows, speed up localization and drastically cut the time taken to create products – whether they are EST, DVD or Blu-ray – as well as the associated promotional materials.
Our products manage complexity for our clients. Creation of home entertainment products is complex work – there are many parties whose work must be co-ordinated under intense time pressure; there is a high reliance on human labour where it is easy to make mistakes; every aspect of these products must be checked and verified yet the cost of ensuring that products meet the stringent quality expectations of modern consumers is high. Our technology manages complex workflows to bring structure and enforce adherence to standards – we can achieve high quality results very cost effectively.