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Visual Data acquires Premier digital-media division

June 6, 2018

Visual Data Media Services (Visual Data) has announced the acquisition of Premier’s digital-media delivery and packaged authored-media services division, in a move that will boost Visual Data’s London-based staff to more than 100 and its global team to 300-plus digital-media supply-chain specialists.

Premier acquired post-production and digital-media company Dubbs-Eyeframe in 2012 to contribute towards its integrated creative communications agency. The divested business specializes in master QC, digital-media delivery to premium VoD platforms, and authoring for DVD/Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray.  Under the acquisition, Premier’s predominantly film-focused client base will benefit from Visual Data’s significant investments in Dolby Vision HDR, UHD Blu-ray, 4K QC and IMF mastering technology.

Symon Roue, managing director of Visual Data, said: “We have long admired the team at Premier for its first-rate technical, design and execution skills. In fact, Premier is probably the most talented team in Europe when it comes to home-entertainment authoring. We will keep the teams exactly as they are — Premier has tended to focus on film and we’ve been more TV-driven, so there’s also a complementary aspect to our skillsets. The acquisition brings our global team to more than 300 of the best digital-media supply-chain professionals in the world. That’s a very compelling proposition for clients.”

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