Friday Roundup | November 27, 2020

SDI Media shortlisted for two Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards

SDI Media has been shortlisted for the two Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards for its remote recording solution that was developed during regional lockdowns for A+E Networks UK to deliver remote Hungarian remote voice over dubbing.

The project and resulting solution were honored in two separate categories at a virtual awards ceremony on November 25: Best Innovation in Lockdown, and Excellence in Localization for Global TV Project.

SDL changes its trading status in UK

SDL plc recently changed its trading status for its UK businesses from being public limited companies to private limited companies. This change was completed on November 18, 2020.

Keywords Studios acquires US-based Gnet Media for $32 million

Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire g-Net Media, Inc. (gnet), a Los Angeles based provider of marketing services to the video games and entertainment industries. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s strategy to develop its technical and creative services platform for the global video games industry.

gnet was founded in 2001 and led by John Rosenberg, David Getson, and David Moodie. It provides creative and strategic marketing services for games publishers including Activision, Microsoft, Bethesda, and Bungie, as well for media and entertainment companies such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal. gnet has a team of 85-staff supported by a wide network of local and international experts, who have worked on game franchises like Call of Duty, Fallout, Gears of War, and Destiny.

CSOFT Health Sciences Singapore launches Shenzhen Regional Subsidiary

CSOFT International, a company that provides cross-border multilingual localization and language technology solutions, announced this week that CSOFT Health Sciences Singapore has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in Pingshan, Shenzhen. Adding to its global operational layout headquartered in Boston, CSOFT’s expansion in Shenzhen marks an important strategic step supporting its work with biomedical enterprises in the Asia Pacific region.

CSOFT Health Sciences delivers end-to-end, patient-focused medical translation services for life science companies seeking access to new markets and regulatory environments, specializing in market access consulting, medical writing, and CTD/eCTD submissions for the Asian, European, and North American markets. With its Shenzhen subsidiary, CSOFT will look to engage with companies in southern China’s Greater Bay Area.

Gnani.Ai delivers Mandarin-to-English integrated speech solution for Indian Defense, a conversational AI company has announced the launch of its integrated speech recognition-based solution for the Indian defense establishment. The end-to-end voice translation system uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Machine Translation (MT), and Speech-to-Text to convert Mandarin to English in order to help armed forces, intelligence agencies, and local law enforcement authorities improve communication systems.

The solution has a range of applications, including cross border intelligence, voice surveillance, telephone, and internet conversation monitoring, as well as radio and satellite communication interception, and provides assistance in border meetings and joint exercises. Its features include noise reduction, dialect and accent detection, and support for all audio file formats. has delivered similar vernacular NLP solutions for Indian defense organizations to strengthen communication systems across other Indian borders with countries such as Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

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