Los Angeles, CA., May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SDI Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Roberts as Vice President & General Manager, Access Services, effective immediately. In this role, Doug will be responsible for further strengthening SDI's access services team and infrastructure, ensuring that SDI delivers quality-driven, multi-lingual access services to a wide variety of clients including broadcasters, cable-casters, studios, and internet-content providers. The position is based out of SDI's Los Angeles headquarters.
This new role has been created in response to the increasing demand for live & offline closed captioning and subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH), as well as audio description services. By focusing on access services, SDI will strongly complement its existing end-to-end localization offering, allowing SDI to further improve timelines and efficiency for its customers, while also enabling SDI's customers to meet the growing legal requirements for access services.
"SDI Media is very excited to have Doug Roberts join the team and lead our access services development," said Richard Andrews, SDI Media's President of the Americas. "Doug's broad expertise and experience in access services will ensure that our customers are provided with a comprehensive solution to help them meet the global demand."
"SDI Media is already the leading global provider of localization services. With the addition of a more developed access services offering, we have the ability to offer clients even greater support and end-to-end localization servicing," said Doug Roberts. "Furthermore, I'm excited that SDI is supportive of a long-time goal I've had in the captioning business - we plan to place an emphasis on hiring qualified disabled Veterans and disabled Americans as live captioners."
Doug Roberts has been involved in captioning, transcription, subtitling and video post-production for over 25 years and is considered one of the most knowledgeable and credible individuals in the captioning industry. After holding senior positions at NCI and VITAC, Doug later went on to become COO and owner of Closed Captioning Services (CCS). Most recently Doug was President of The DRBC Group and has been working with SDI as a consultant.
About SDI Media:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SDI Media has the world's largest network of owned and operated facilities providing dubbing, subtitling, and other media localization services. With operations in 33 countries spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas, SDI provides localization services in over 60 languages and dialects. SDI owns and operates 105 recording rooms and 50 mixing rooms worldwide and provides language dubbing and subtitling services for feature films, live action, animated television series, interactive games, new media, and corporate needs. SDI's strength is in its ability to offer end-to-end service offerings to its clients, including scripting, casting, directing, recording/mixing, and other post production services.
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