SDI Media Group Expands Global Reach With Acquisition of Leading European Dubbing Company Sun Studio

Sep 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from SDI Media Group, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SDI Media Group, the
 entertainment industry's leading provider of translation, subtitling and
 dubbing services, today announced the acquisition of Sun Studio
 International, the foremost European language dubbing company, with
 headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and operations in eight countries.
     The acquisition strengthens SDI Media Group's unique position as a
 one-stop shop for worldwide localization of feature films, DVDs,
 interactive and video games, television and new media.
     "Over the next decade, the entertainment industry will export more
 content to more markets in more technology platforms and with ever-shorter
 release schedules," said Barry Perlstein, chief executive officer of SDI
 Media Group. "With the acquisition of Sun Studio and other critical
 investments in infrastructure, we can help our clients meet these
 challenges, at the highest quality, while managing costs."
     SDI Media Group already is well known in the industry for its
 proprietary digital and highly secure systems, combined with an ability to
 reach into key markets around the world. The company handles
 post-production work on live-action and animated films, as well as video
 games, television shows and other entertainment content.
     "We look forward to working with Barry Perlstein and SDI Media Group in
 setting the standard for high-quality dubbing for the entertainment
 industry's top brands," said Svend Christiansen, Sun's founder and chief
 executive. "Together, we plan to expand our capabilities throughout Europe,
 offering our clients a seamless suite of services unmatched in the
     The acquisition adds world-class dubbing facilities in Denmark, Sweden,
 Norway, Finland, Iceland, The Netherlands, Poland and Belgium to SDI's
 network. Sun Studio management, including Mr. Christiansen, will continue
 on in their current roles at the company and will assume management of
 SDI's Russian and Czech Republic studios under the Sun brand. Recent Sun
 credits include Monster House, The Ant Bully, Over the Hedge, and Ice Age
     "We're delighted that Svend and his management team are joining us as
 we expand our ability to offer state-of-the-art language dubbing services
 in important markets throughout the world," added Mr. Perlstein. "Our
 mission is to make it easy and efficient for our clients to localize their
 creative content and distribute it globally in any language or media
 platform. This acquisition is a further example of how SDI Media Group
 continues investing in the talent, technology and strong local
 infrastructure to service client needs around the world."
     About SDI Media Group, Inc.
     SDI Media Group Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles with Hub offices
 in London and Hong Kong and counts many of the world's leading media and
 entertainment groups on its extensive client list. With the Sun Studio
 acquisition, SDI Media Group now operates in 28 countries around the globe
 and is the only company of its kind with state-of-the-art dubbing
 operations in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In July 2004, SDI was
 purchased by Warburg Pincus LLC from the Modern Times Group. Warburg Pincus
 has been a leading private equity investor since 1971. The firm currently
 has approximately $14 billion under management.

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