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Iyuno Makes Strategic Investment In Turkish Dubbing Studio Amid Increase In Appetite For Local Language Content

Iyuno announced its recent investment in Turkish dubbing studio Ak’la Kara International. Founded by Savaş Özdural and Kerem Kobanbay, the Istanbul-based Ak’la Kara International is one of Turkey’s oldest and highest capacity dubbing and subtitle studios to serve content creators around the world.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ak’la Kara has provided language services for iconic films and viral episodic series from around the world to a global client roster including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Discovery and Riot Games. Ak’la Kara will further the company’s ongoing expansion plans to build additional capacity for Turkish language dubbing.

“During this unprecedented period of growth, and as consumers’ appetite for content is at an all-time high, the need for a single supply chain provider is critical to global content producers’ distribution strategies,” said CEO of Iyuno, David Lee. “We will continue to support the needs of our clients for language services by growing our operational footprint, and with that we are delighted to be deepening our relationship with Ak’la Kara International.”

“We are excited to deepen our relationship with the Iyuno team,” said Founders of Ak’la Kara International, Savaş Özdural and Kerem Kobanbay. “Iyuno’s investment in the Turkish language dubbing market will benefit the industry as the demand continues to grow.”

Iyuno continues to focus on global expansion, enhanced creative services and investment in technology to provide a fully end-to-end offering to clients, and Ak’la Kara International represents the 35th market where Iyuno will have a presence.