2G Digital Post and XL8 Team Up to Provide Hybrid AI for Captioning and Localization

2G Digital Post, a thirty-year industry leader in high-quality media services, localization and content quality control, announces their partnership with XL8, a world leader in AI powered Machine Translation & AI localization tools, designed and built from the ground up for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. Combining 2G Digital’s Captioning, Localization and Content Optimization services offering with XL8’s proprietary AI technology will provide the M&E industry a new way to solve challenging economic demands, without sacrificing quality or accuracy, and giving content owners and distributors more opportunities for growth and scalability. This streamlined AI/Human QC solution brings to market a hybrid captioning and localization solution that builds upon each other’s strengths and is designed to empower content owners’ profitability. Additionally, it creates enhanced volume scalability through improved turnaround speed along with high accuracy rates, opening the door to better monetize content libraries and current regional audience programming demands worldwide.

With the rapid adoption of FAST (Free Advertising Supported Television) over the last few years, today’s media market has created an overriding need to provide cost-effective solutions in localization with accelerated turnaround times to an ever-expanding global content market. Movie Studios, Broadcasters, and Independent Content Rights holders maintain massive catalogs of content that stand ready to be monetized in the Streaming TV world. Until now, barriers such as high cost, slow turn-around, and insufficient quality/low accuracy prevented much of this content from profitable monetization. Lowering the costs of localization, and barriers to entry, will expand markets and consumer choices. Says XL8’s CRO, Josh Pine, “We’ve never looked at XL8’s AI technology taking away anyone’s jobs. In fact, just the opposite. We’ve always envisioned a world where our AI technology creates tremendous efficiencies for Language Service Providers and helps them future-proof their business in the AI era. Having 2G Digital Post as a partner who embraces and integrates our powerful AI technology into their legacy, high-quality, human workflow provides a best-of-both-worlds solution.

For over 30 years, 2G Digital Post has provided best-of-breed services in media and entertainment content fulfillment. 2G Digital’s President of corporate growth and advancement, Allan McLennan says “XL8 has cracked the code by providing extremely high colloquial accuracy rates across the majority of the world’s top spoken language pairs. By being able to offer a new, time efficient translation aspect into our execution, our team can concentrate on adding the optimal amount of human touch to bring the final delivered product up to the quality standards our clients expect. We are listening to our clients who want to explore a more cost-effective localization product for their catalog, streaming, and FAST bound content, while working with them to achieve their economic goals realized through this new streamlined workflow. 2G Digital Post, powered by XL8’s AI, allows us to do just that.” 

About XL8

XL8 takes AI-powered machine translation (MT) specifically optimized for media content, to the next level. Its advanced technology allows significantly more efficient workflows by providing in-line editing, automated media transcription with time-coding, automated subtitling, synthesized voice dubbing, real-time interpretation, and live subtitling XL8’s uniquely specialized translation engines have been built from the ground up utilizing professionally trained, human-perfected subtitles curated from the media-industries top content producers. XL8’s “secret sauce” offers media-focused translation accuracy that is upward to 40% higher than generally available MT services. Since its inception, XL8 has surpassed translating a million+ hours of content and more than 2.5 billion words and currently supports more than 50 tier 1 languages.

About 2G Digital Post

2G Digital Post is headquartered in Burbank, California with a facility in Bangalore, India, a development team in Sao Paulo, Brazil with linguistic subcontractors all around the world.  2G has a thirty-year proven track record delivering a full range of media services, versioning and localization capabilities with industry-leading on-time, on-spec and on-budget performance with client score cards consistently hitting perfect or near perfect ratings in delivering solutions for every screen type, in every market on every platform around the world.  Working with over 500 studio, broadcaster and IP streaming clients in more than 60 countries, 2G’s team specialists proactively solve client problems and create innovative solutions to meet their client’s immediate and future needs.  2G is widely recognized as one of the most agile, flexible, and customer-centric post companies in the media & entertainment market today. 

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