AI-Media’s Acquisitions and Mergers
The journey to global expansion
In the last few years, AI-Media has made five strategic acquisitions that have significantly expanded our talent, technology and product suite. In May 2021, we announced our most recent transformational acquisition of market-leading US video and captioning technology company EEG Enterprises. The acquisition of EEG not only allowed AI-Media to grow further into North America, but also expand our product suite to include EEG’s automatic captioning solution, LEXI. We also added EEG’s range of world-leading encoders, caption display hardware and its iCap Cloud Network – the world’s largest, most secure captioning delivery network – to our technology suite.
Prior to that, in December 2020, AI-Media had acquired three US-based captioning, transcription and translation providers, Caption IT, Caption Access and Home Team Captions. And in May 2020 AI-Media made its first acquisition with the highly regarded US captioning services company Alternative Communications Services (ACS) – an acquisition that saw AI-Media accelerate growth in the important North American market.
EEG Enterprises | Acquired 2021
EEG was a forward-looking video technology company with a focus on innovative cloud workflow products for closed captioning, accessibility, and metadata processing applications. Its industry-leading line of professional video equipment and software powers transcription applications in broadcasting, video post-production, streaming media, stadiums, government and education. iCap and its related cloud services are entrusted with connecting the world’s most valuable entertainment content live to thousands of captioners daily.
Caption IT | Acquired 2020
Caption IT, LLC was founded on the principles of providing every customer and every event with best-in-class captioning supported by exceptional customer service. It is a full-service agency offering real-time, offline, and post-production captioning, transcription, and translation services – with certified captioners and staff located across North America. With decades of industry experience, Caption IT had earned a reputation for delivering exceptionally high-quality captioning outcomes at every event.
ACS | Acquired 2020
ACS specialized in CART captions, captioning, text interpreting, post-production closed-captioning, transcription, translation, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting, and video remote interpreting (VRI) services. ACS prided itself on having a highly skilled expert team. Whether it is the person who answers the phone or the person who makes the text magically appear on the computer monitor on the other side of the world, there is great value found in each member of our team.
Caption Access | Acquired 2020
Caption Access is owned and run by people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. They know what first-class captioning and sign language interpretation means, and how important it is to the people who use them.
Home Team Captions | Acquired 2020
Based in Washington DC, Home Team Captions was a division of Alternative Communication Services, which was headquartered in Chicago, IL. With local captioners located in DC, Virginia and Maryland, and working closely with captioners around the country, Home Team Captions provided onsite and remote realtime captioning needs.