Babel Media and VoiceWorks Productions form a strategic alliance

9 March 2009

Babel Media, the leading international provider of specialist services to the video game and interactive industry, is very pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with VoiceWorks Productions Inc., a leader in providing US domestic voice-over to the interactive and ancillary product market. Based in Los Angeles, VoiceWorks Productions has produced voice over for hundreds of video games and ancillary products including award nominated Saints Row (1&2), DeBlob, Company of Heroes and Mercenaries 2.

By combining capabilities, Babel Media and VoiceWorks Productions offer a full solution to what has previously been the complicated process of creating a consistency between original English voice over and its localized versions. In this new alliance, VoiceWorks Productions will provide English audio production in the United States, including casting union signatory talent, voice over direction and pre-production. By combining these services with Babel’s experience in localized recording and in-house post-production capabilities, they will be able to offer one stop shopping.

Together, Babel Media and VoiceWorks Productions will offer clients key time and cost saving benefits by streamlining and combining production of domestic and localized audio.

"Babel are always looking for innovative ways to improve our client’s time to market and save them money in the process, that is our value proposition”, said Richard Leinfellner CEO of Babel Media,“by partnering with VoiceWorks Productions, not only can we provide audio as a cost effective end to end service, but also we can achieve much better world-wide quality and consistency than working with two separate agencies.”

Until now the creation of the original English source audio happened in isolation from the localized recordings this can cause a major project management&quality headache for publishers and studios alike. With this new partnership, clients will benefit from having the same team work on all versions with a single point of contact.

“We focus on delivering the best original audio for the game” said Douglas Carrigan CEO and founder of VoiceWorks Productions,“but the knowledge we built up was not passed on to the localization team. By working together we can share all that data, plus by using the same post-production methods we can share setup files and other resources so the publisher or developer gets the same high quality result while saving time and money.”

About Babel

Babel is the leading international provider of specialist services to the games and interactive entertainment industries. Founded in 1999, the company is part of the Quatrro Group which brings global scale and a strong financial backing. Babel has been voted Best Outsourcing Company at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008).

Babel provides outsourced services across all platforms of quality assurance testing, translation, audio recording, localised print, as well as mobile certification testing and mobile handset porting. Babel is an approved Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo QA test partner, as well as an official test house for Nokia, Java Verified and Vodafone. Babel works with all the major names in the mobile, handheld and pc, console games industry, including SCE, SEGA, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Microsoft, THQ, Warner Bros, Vodafone, Digital Choclate, Glu, Gameloft, Nokia, Square Enix, Atari, Namco Bandai, Activision-Blizzard, Lucas Arts and Eidos.

About VoiceWorks Productions Inc.

Founded in 2002 by Douglas Carrigan and based in Los Angeles CA, VoiceWorks Productions provides a full range of voiceover production services to the interactive game industry and specializes in providing a wide range of ancillary product recording solutions. For more information contact Douglas Carrigan on 310-577-6785 or email doug@voiceworksproductions.com.

www.voiceworksproductions.com


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