Sheffield-based ZOO Digital, has received a funding facility of £500,000 from SCCB to help finance its further expansion into international markets.
Established in 2001, ZOO Digital counts major Hollywood studios, global broadcasters, digital distributors and other producers of creative media products among its clients. The firm provides audio-visual localization, digital distribution and creative workflow management services, all powered by its own innovative cloud-based software. In an indication of the firm’s success, BBC Worldwide recently selected ZOO Digital to provide a pioneering new subtitling and captioning solution to manage its global operations.
The funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial will enable ZOO Digital, which has additional offices in London and Los Angeles, to continue to expand the business globally and open the door for it to compete on further larger scale projects such as the one with BBC Worldwide. This in turn will mean the company is able to take on more talent and further enhance its software development.
Helen Gilder, Group Finance Director, ZOO Digital, said: “We are really pleased to partner with Santander on the latest phase of our growth. The working capital will enable the company to invest more in talent and innovation and opens the door for us to compete with other global players on international projects.”
Liz Pickering, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “ZOO Digital offers a revolutionary new approach to global media production services, all powered by next generation technology. It’s great to be able to provide financing to such an innovative company that’s really striving to increase its global footprint.”
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