The Substation wins Movie Network deal

[Press Release by Well Above]

The SubStation, Omnilab Media’s recently launched subtitling and captioning service, today gave details of the exclusive 3-year contract it has been awarded by The Movie Network Channels.

The Movie Network Channels (owned by Village Roadshow, Warner Bros., MGM and Walt Disney) is one of Australia’s premium subscription television organisations broadcasting its current channels Movie One, Movie Two, Movie Extra and Movie Greats on the Foxtel, Austar, Optus, SelecTV, Neighbourhood Cable and Transact platforms.

SubStation General Manager Linda Baker explained, “Omnilab Media and The Playroom Sydney recently won the long-term outsourcing contract with The Movie Network Channels (TMNC) for the playout facilities and post-production services of its channels. Following on from this success and the launch of The SubStation, TMNC invited us to propose an exclusive solution to fulfil all of their captioning requirements over the next 3 years.”

Programmer at TMNC Sally Watson added, “Once we received the very thorough proposal we had no difficulty in making the decision to appoint The SubStation for our captioning requirements. This currently amounts to over 360 movies, averaging at 10 movies per month. What particularly impressed us was their experience and understanding of our captioning needs and their proposal to integrate these into our new server-based tapeless environment in conjunction with The Playroom. This is a first for any pay TV channel and a great step forward for us.”

On agreeing to the proposal, TMNC CFO Paul Wylie said, “The SubStation demonstrated a very intuitive, forward-thinking, flexible approach and a high- calibre solution that we are happy to work with. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with this innovative company.”

Linda Baker concluded, “As a relatively new company, The SubStation is performing beyond our expectations. The Movie Network Channels is the latest in a line of high-profile Australian companies that have chosen to use us for their captioning and we are delighted to be of service to them.”