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Blu Digital Group Acquires Localisation Firm Haymillian

Media and entertainment digital supply chain services and software firm Blu Digital Group has acquired London-based localisation company Haymillian, which offers dubbing, subtitling and access services for more than 40 languages.

The acquisition marks Blu Digital as a leading global supplier of localisation services with an expanded presence in Greece, the UK and Mexico, with the company now catering to the growing localisation needs of the entertainment industry and contributing to industry efforts to enhance content accessibility for people with hearing loss or visual impairment.

“When we launched our localisation division to complement our content distribution and software divisions, we saw a gap in the market for full-service media management facilities which integrated localisation into the content distribution workflow,” said Paulette Pantoja, CEO of Blu Digital Group. “By acquiring Haymillian, we substantially grow our localisation footprint, adding services and territories in key areas. We can now integrate our proprietary project management tools into the end-to-end workflow, taking clients from postproduction all the way through packaging and final delivery to platforms. We are excited to welcome the team from Haymillian into the Blu Digital Group family, joining us on the next chapter of our growth story.”

The newly expanded dubbing studio in Mexico is centrally located and enables access to an extended pool of talented voice actors and localisation professionals, Blu said. At the same time, the Greece-based operations team facilitates timely communication with clients and vendors.

“We are excited to join Blu Digital Group and combine their experience in digital media management with Haymillian’s know-how to better respond to the evolving needs of the entertainment industry,” said Aida Martirosyan, managing director of Haymillian. “We are going to build on the expertise of our talent pool and internal teams to keep becoming better at what we do: helping the entertainment industry reach a wider audience with its content.”
In May 2022, Blu Digital expanded its English dubbing capabilities with the acquisition of Central Post LA (now Blu Digital Group’s Hollywood studios), an award-winning audio recording facility in Hollywood. The facility has enabled Blu Digital Group to significantly grow its localisation services.