SDI Media

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SDI Media Group, Inc.
Industry Dubbing and subtitling
Founded 1965
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served
Key people
Richard Andrews (President)
Rod Peckham (CFO)
Owner Imagica Robot Holdings
Divisions SDI Media Czech Republic
SDI Media Denmark
SDI Media Mexico
SDI Media Norway AS
SDI Media Polska
SDI Media Russia
Website SDI Media

SDI Media Group, Inc. is a major provider of subtitling, translation, and language dubbing services to the entertainment industry. The headquarters are located in the Westchester district of Los Angeles, California. Other offices and facilities are located in 37 countries around the world. The company employs more than 1000 employees worldwide and utilizes a network of more than 4,000 freelance translators.


In 1990 the Swedish media company Modern Times Group acquired the majority shareholding in Svensk Text (SDI Media). SDI Media was sold by MTG to Warburg Pincus for US$60 million in 2004. In 2007 it was acquired by Elevation Partners, a private equity firm, mainly investing in media and entertainment companies. In 2008, SDI Media Group acquired Visiontext, a competitor in the subtitling industry, from Ascent Media.[1]

On February 21, 2015, Japanese media parent company Imagica Robot Holdings has partnered with Sumitomo Corporation and the Cool Japan Fund to acquire SDI Media.[2]


SDI Media Norway AS is one of SDI Media Group's Nordic branches. It is located in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The company commissions dubbing of material for film distributors and TV channels.[3] The company used to be known as Sun Studio Norge.[4][5]


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