Film / TV

ZOO Digital Launches Mastering Service Led by New Hire as Director of TV Mastering, Servicing 

ZOO Digital announced the launch of its mastering services division, headed up by ex-Fox Filmed Entertainment, Melissa McAllister as Director of TV Mastering & Servicing. This new service offering from ZOO will support leading content creators to deliver for next day air on major streaming services and platforms. It further enhances ZOO’s position as an end-to-end vendor to the global media and entertainment industry.

ZOO will provide mastering for both UHD and HD content, working from IMF ML7, ML6, ML4, J2K and ProRes source files.

This will include next day air servicing for content on major streaming platforms. The service will be led out of ZOO’s Los Angeles facility, which benefits from the latest hardware and software for mastering, QC and PSE testing.

The launch of its mastering services bolsters ZOO Digital as a provider of end-to-end localisation and media services to the entertainment industry.

Gordon Doran, president at ZOO Digital said: “The launch of a dedicated mastering service is the natural progression in our offering to clients. Our aim is to make their lives easier, in this case by being a strategic partner that can provide multiple services in one place. The biggest names in entertainment are dealing with more languages, more platforms, and more audiences, so having a vendor that can offer both multi-language localisation and media services means greater efficiency, fewer delays, and simplifies the challenge of taking a project from post-production to platform.”

To strengthen the launch of the new mastering service, ex-Fox Filmed Entertainment, Melissa McAllister joins the service provider as Director of TV Mastering & Servicing.

With 18 years’ experience in the media and entertainment industry, including as Project Manager for Media Services Localisation at Fox Filmed Entertainment, McAllister specialises in managing projects to deliver the highest levels of quality, while adhering to some of the tightest turnaround times demanded in the entertainment industry.

As Director of TV Mastering & Servicing, McAllister leads a highly-experienced team of mastering project managers, encoders, editors and QC technicians, all working to deliver high quality masters for the world’s biggest content creators.

On the new service launch, McAllister said: “The biggest factors in delivering mastering services in the entertainment industry are exactly the traits that ZOO has made its name for. By always looking ahead at how best to tackle industry challenges, this has enabled us to hit the ground running with the new service line. ZOO is a proven safe pair of hands for the biggest names in the industry and we already have the knowledge and experience within the team to deliver high-quality mastering projects.”