CMD & The Kitchen

Cisneros Media Distribution and The Kitchen

Join Forces to Expand Dubbing and Media Services

 

MIAMI – September 8, 2015 - Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD), a global distributor of entertainment content, and The Kitchen, an award-winning language translation, dubbing and subtitling services studio, today announced a strategic alliance to offer specialized dubbing services for the world’s Spanish-speaking markets, effective immediately.

Under the newly-formed alliance, The Kitchen will be the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Latin Spanish dubbing worldwide and Cisneros Media Distribution will be the exclusive provider of the voices, utilizing its large cast of actors and actresses under contract with its affiliated production companies in Venezuela.

The Kitchen will share its expertise in all facets of dubbing and its Emmy award-winning language technology with Cisneros Media Distribution.  The alliance will also allow The Kitchen to expand its offerings of post-production and media services, leveraging those services provided by Cisneros Media’s companies for more than 50 years.

“We always look to continue to diversify and strengthen our position in the industry, and through this alliance with The Kitchen, we are expanding our business model to offer additional services to our clientele; it’s a natural progression for us,” stated Cosme Lopez, SVP & General Manager of Pay TV Channels & Services of Cisneros Media Distribution.  “We’ve known of The Kitchen’s professionalism and vast experience in the language business, and we look forward to extending this alliance in the coming years.  Together, our goal is not only to become the leader in Spanish-language dubbing for the Americas, but to increase our reach and services to become the principal provider of multi-lingual dubbing in the world market.”

“While The Kitchen has always offered Latin Spanish dubbing in our Miami facility,” explained Ken Lorber, President/CEO of The Kitchen, “it was difficult to offer competitive pricing for the Latin, or Neutral Spanish markets.  Our goal, for the past 15 years, has always been to look for better ways in which to service our global clients, and we couldn’t be more excited by this new alliance, which allows us to do just that.”.

“Our Miami studios,” Lorber continued, “specialize in providing dubbing and subtitling into U.S. English, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, as well as other languages. Working together with Cisneros Media Distribution, we will be able to share an abundance of knowledge, experience and talent, while offering the most competitive Latin Spanish dubbing rates in the industry, as well as other media services for the market.”

An abundance of new programming, originated in Turkish, Hindi, French, Mandarin and Korean, for example, continues to penetrate every country around the globe and language is no longer a barrier. With the proliferation of new formats and digital platforms, the need for global language services is even greater.  The coming-together of these two companies is certain to provide the highest quality and most competitively priced solutions for language dubbing.

“This is a great business opportunity for Cisneros Media Distribution and The Kitchen,” Lorber added.  “We’re offering the very best of both worlds, putting all of our services and resources into this new venture, combining the Emmy award-winning technology and language service experience of The Kitchen, and the multi-faceted and global media expertise of Cisneros Media Distribution.”

MIPCOM Announcement:

Location and time, for the joint venture’s official announcement will be provided via invitation.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Todd Michael Jamison, Public Relations Director, Cisneros (tjamison@cisneros.com)

Cosme Lopez, SVP & GM, Pay TV Channels & Services, CMD (clopez@cisneros.com)

Wilma Maciel, Vice President, Content Management & Acquisitions, CMD (wmaciel@cisneros.com))

Deeny Kaplan, Executive Vice President, The Kitchen (deeny@thekitchen.tv).

                                                      Alexis Cardenas, VP International Sales, The Kitchen (alexis@thekitchen.tv

 

 

 

ABOUT CISNEROS MEDIA DISTRIBUTION: Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) is a global distributor of entertainment content with more than 35 years at the forefront of the industry. Part of the Cisneros Media corporate division, CMD markets the products of its affiliated production companies - Cisneros Studios, the largest independent producer of Hispanic content in the United States, and Venevision, the leading broadcaster and producer in Venezuela - in addition to the catalogues of key independent production houses from around the world, amassing a library of more than 30,000 hours of entertainment content, distributed in more than 100 countries and more than 20 languages. Based in Miami, Florida, Cisneros Media Distribution also offers Pay TV channels and services, including its cable networks, Venevision Plus, VmasTV and VePlusTV, which reach millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.CisnerosMediaDist.com

 

ABOUT THE KITCHEN: The Kitchen, LLC is the entertainment industry’s only Emmy Award Winning language translation, dubbing and subtitling services studios, having received two Prime Time Emmy statues from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, for the development of the industry’s only “end to end” language customization suite of software tools. The Kitchen currently houses 18 language dubbing suites in its Miami studios, and will be adding an additional 12 suites within the Cisneros Media complex in Venezuela. For more information, please visit www.thekitchen.tv

                                                                                    Ken Lorber                                                                                  President/CEO                                                                                      The Kitchen

                                                                                    Ken Lorber

                                                                                 President/CEO

                                                                                     The Kitchen

                                                                          Cosme Lopez

                                                                           SVP & GM

                                                                Pay TV Channels & Services

                                                              Cisneros Media & Distributions