Technicolor is consolidating its six digital media services buildings across the L.A. basin into a single 20,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown Burbank.
The new facility is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 2014. Among the services moving there are: encoding, transcoding, subtitling/closed-captioning, digital distribution, tape-to-file conversion, editing, audio and quality control, metadata transformation, DVD and Blu-ray disc compression and authoring.
Not coincidentally, the new Burbank location is near some of Technicolor’s key studio customers, including Disney, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks.
Technicolor says the new facility is part of a global, multi-million-dollar investment in its digital media services business, including technical and infrastructure improvements. As part of that plan, Technicolor has re-purposed its Pinewood Studios location outside of London, transforming it from a film lab into a European digital media hub.
Technicolor will also maintain its current building on North Ontario Street in Burbank as well as the Hollywood location that serves as the company’s U.S. headquarters. Digital cinema and administrative services will continue to be offered at Ontario Street. The Hollywood facility will continue to handle services related to post-production, digital dailies, digital intermediate color finishing and theatrical restoration as well as Technicolor’s animation business.