Industry expert launches major new subtitling and captioning service

Omnilab Media, Australia/NZ’s largest, privately owned, vertically integrated content development and media service business, today announced that Linda Baker has joined their team as General Manager of ‘The SubStation’ – their newly launched subtitling and captioning service.

Omnilab Media, through The SubStation, is now offering a valued, educational and community subtitling and captioning service benefiting in excess of 2 million deaf and hearing-impaired television viewers across Australia & New Zealand. The service also helps people who don’t have English as their primary language and assists children with their grammar and reading skills. The SubStation offers TV, TVC and DVD subtitling and captioning to any company involved in visual media including advertisers, entertainment companies and channel owners.

Managing Director of Omnilab Media Christopher Mapp said, “The SubStation is the latest in a long line of ‘value-added’ services we have committed to providing for our clients. Linda as one of the most senior, experienced and trusted individuals in the captioning industry is clearly the ideal person to run and develop this business.”

Baker who launched the new captioning service on 1 September 2008 commented, “The SubStation launch is a very welcome one for me. The team we have put together is second-to-none combining vast industry knowledge and expertise. It is a logical extension of Omnilab’s existing media services and has been very welcomed by clients across the board.”

Based at their Yurong Street offices, Baker will be reporting into Omnilab Media’s GM Media Innovation and Technology Grant Schuetrumpf who said, “We are very excited to have Linda join our team in such a senior role heading up this new service offering for Omnilab Media. As anyone in the captioning industry knows, Linda has more experience and better relationships than most, which makes her invaluable in this market.”

More information on The SubStation’s services can be obtained by contacting Linda Baker at The SubStation on (02) 9467 3031.