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Deluxe Acquires Softliter

17 Aug, 2004 By: Jessica Wolf

Deluxe Digital Studios (DDS) has acquired Softliter, a DVD production services company specializing in subtitling, captioning and content localizations services.

DDS, a leading DVD content production manufacturing and packaging company will fold Softliter into its content production and authoring division.

“Studios are striving toward shorter movie release windows with the goal of significantly reducing the time between theatrical release and home video street dates. They need to do this on a worldwide basis without sacrificing service, cost or quality,” said Rob Seidel, division head of DDS. “We are committed to meeting this challenge with real process solutions. Adding Softliter to our team fills a significant missing link in our worldwide DVD supply chain, and we are very excited about integrating their world-class production systems, operations and management team with ours.”

DDS will retain Softliter's 145 staffers and Softliter's Morgan Fiumi will manage the subtitling division as VP of world subtitling and localization services, reporting to Seidel.

The Softliter acquisition follows a DDS announcement last week that it had also acquired Digital Video Compression Center (DVCC) from the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. to create the largest provider of DVD compression and authoring services in the industry.

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