Spafax Opens New Hollywood Lab, “The Hub”

By October 9th, 2014

Best-in-class facility is a production centre for the digital age

LONDON – September 30, 2014 – Global content agency Spafax has announced the launch of a new HD post-production lab, located at the iconic Sunset Gower Studios Lot, Hollywood’s oldest independent film lot, and the original West Coast home of Columbia and Warner Bros. Officially opening on October 6, 2014, this state-of-the-art facility will be home to all of Spafax’s US-based technical services by April 2015.

Spafax Hub logoEnsuring flawless content delivery to any platform, including IFE, wireless, streaming, mobile, and social media, The Hub is equipped with a fully automated digital workflow through to file delivery plus editing, subtitling, captioning, and video and audio encoding and duplication. The facility will also provide Spafax’s technical services team with access to additional world-class production amenities within the lot, including 23 stages and over 700,000 square feet of production support space, recording studios and viewing theaters.

Niall McBain, Chief Executive Officer, says, “Spafax aspires to be at the forefront of innovation when it comes to content on-the-go, hence we are locating our new facility at the heart of the World’s Content Capital.”

Tony Taverner, Chief Technical Officer, says, “The Hub is another important and exciting example of our commitment to equipping our teams with cutting-edge technology, in order to provide the best possible service to our clients.”

Spafax’s technical services team of 25 will be moving up from Orange, California, where the client services, administration and agency teams will continue to be based. Spafax’s technical team is the production and fulfillment hub for the company’s worldwide inflight entertainment (IFE) business. Spafax currently works with over 25 major airline clients to program, license and deliver their IFE content.

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