ZOO Digital extends affiliate network with key partnership in Asia

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ZOO Digital, provider of localisation and digital distribution services for the entertainment industry, announced a strategic partnership with Kantana Group, one of Thailand’s oldest and largest film studios and post production facilities with operations throughout Asia.

With headquarters in Bangkok, Kantana Group has studio and post production facilities in Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Its operations include television production, film and post production, edutainment and government relations. The company’s post-production facilities serve as a major Asian hub for film processing and editing including dubbing into Thai for Fox, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Marvel and Disney. The company is also known for its animation work for TV and feature films.

ZOO has formed the network of affiliates to meet the evolving needs of the entertainment industry by offering global online retailers a local partner in every territory – something that is becomingly increasingly important for global distribution. ZOO is already based in the entertainment hubs of Los Angeles and London with partners in the Middle East, India and Pakistan. The addition of a new partner with operations in Thailand, Vietnam and China reinforces ZOO’s global presence. Each of the affiliate partners brings a proven reputation in their respective key territories, and a like-minded approach to quality and innovation.

The strategic advantage for the affiliate partners is ZOOcloud – ZOO’s proven cloud-based platforms that provide a unifying technological backbone. This enables global collaboration and the delivery of a comprehensive range of connected services, which are critical for getting premium entertainment content seen and heard around the world quickly and cost-effectively. These services include digital distribution, subtitling and captioning, metadata creation and localisation, dubbing, artwork localisation, compliance editing, e-screeners and asset management. ZOOcloud is already being used to deliver services to all major Hollywood studios, BBC Worldwide and leading online retailers.

At a time when the entertainment industry is undergoing rapid growth in original program production, international distribution and digital platforms, content creators require partners with the expertise, global coverage and operational scalability to provide the highest quality of services efficiently and cost effectively. The workflow and automation capabilities of ZOOcloud enable our trusted affiliate partner network to collaborate seamlessly to deliver and manage consistent, high quality media assets.

ZOO Digital President, Gordon Doran, commented: “Kantana brings a wealth of entertainment industry experience and local territory insight for Asian markets and we are delighted to welcome them to the affiliate network. The partnership will greatly enhance the services we can offer by extending our global footprint in key Asian territories, with seamless collaboration through our next-generation ZOOcloud platforms.’

CEO, Surachedh Assawaruenganun, Kantana Group, added: “Kantana is pleased to join the affiliate network. It will allow us the opportunity to enhance our services using ZOO’s world-class cloud technology, and offer network members the benefits of partnering with one of Thailand’s premier content producers.’

For more information visit the ZOO website.

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