SANTA MONICA, CA, Jan. 27, 2010 – Inception Media Group, LLC today announced it will acquire Trinidad Media Services, Inc. (TMS), a leading digital distribution service provider to film studios, television networks, video distributors and independent content owners. TMS provides a wide range of digital encoding, electronic packaging and high-speed content delivery services, and possesses certified delivery access to all major online, broadcast media and VOD platforms. TMS will operate as Inception Digital Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inception Media Group, LLC. The transaction is expected to close by the end of February.
TMS provides its clients with a comprehensive list of services that include digital master creation, digital restoration, metadata, artwork, chapter creation, electronic storage and global delivery. TMS serves all media platforms, including online, mobile, television, VOD, cable and satellite and delivers content to more than 20 retailers and broadcasters, including iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, CinemaNow, InDemand, Comcast, Echostar, Blockbuster, Hulu and Vudu. Additionally, TMS services a number of international platforms and customers.
â€œIt is essential that we establish revenue streams that will significantly contribute toward building a secure, growing and diversified business,â€? said David Borshell, Partner of Inception Media Group, LLC. â€œTMS brings a direct pipeline into the largest online entertainment retailers and VOD providers, enabling our partners to fully exploit and maximize all digital distribution revenue opportunities.â€?
â€œContent distribution is one of the most important parts of the entertainment business and the acquisition of TMS puts us at the forefront of the rapidly growing digital segment,â€? said Andy Reimer, Partner of Inception Media Group, LLC. â€œIn addition to the online video market, our subsidiary will be keenly focused on servicing the expansion of digital cinema and the emerging international VOD marketplace.â€?
Erik St. Anthony Pence, CEO of TMS, will serve as President of Inception Digital Services and will continue efforts to expand the technology-driven services offered by the company. In January, TMS relocated to a new facility which is directly connected to one of the industryâ€™s largest data centers in the Los Angeles area, assuring maximum security and abundant connectivity.
â€œWeâ€™re very proud of what TMS has accomplished during the past three years,â€? said Pence. â€œIndependent content owners and major studios are overwhelmed by the complexity and cost of properly and efficiently servicing digital content retailers and the myriad of new media, online
and television outlets. TMS provides an ever-expanding yet cost-effective solution that allows customers to stay focused on their core business of acquiring, marketing and selling content.â€?
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Santa Monica, California and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution. Inception Media Group’s management team has extensive relationships with exhibitors, retailers, distributors and technology companies, enabling the Company to maximize the services performed on behalf of its content partners. Inception Media Group also provides distribution-related business solution and consulting services to content creators, owners or their representatives, including domestic and international production companies, talent management firms, law firms and financiers. More information is available at www.inceptionmediagroup.com.
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