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Captionmax Acquires Calgary-Based National Captioning Canada

What to know about Captionmax’s latest acquisition:

  • Captionmax, the Minneapolis-based close captioning company, has acquired National Captioning Canada (NCC) located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the company announced earlier this month
  • NCC will continue to operate in Calgary and serve Canadian broadcasters, government, profit and non-profit organizations
  • All NCC staff will remain and the company is in the process of hiring additional employees to properly support the expansion

The Quote: Truck Morrison, CEO of Captionmax

“We’re proud to welcome National Captioning Canada (NCC) to our Captionmax family. NCC’s story and values are much like ours, which makes us a great fit for each other. Together we will further our position as a leading full service, high security media accessibility company in North America. With our industry evolving quickly, we are well positioned to serve the growing media accessibility needs of all types of organizations.”

For more information, read the release provided by Captionmax below. Also, be sure to listen to our interview with Captionmax’s Truck Morrison on our weekly news podcast, Twenty Minutes.

Captionmax acquired Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada (NCC) on March 1, 2021. NCC will continue to operate with its market-leading captioning brand serving major Canadian broadcasters, government, profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Together, the companies have already begun expanding service offerings in Canada in all areas of media accessibility and are in the process of hiring additional staff to support this expansion. The acquisition also provides for additional operational capacity and redundancies across geographies. All staff across both organizations will remain as part of the acquisition.

Captionmax began operating in 1993 by offering pre-recorded captioning services to the media and entertainment industry. Over the last 20+ years, the company has grown into one of the largest and most technologically complete accessibility companies across pre-recorded captioning, live captioning, audio description and media localization (multi-language subtitling and voice dubbing), serving multiple industry sectors. Captionmax believes the human element is a critical part of the work it produces. While technology has evolved, people remain a key factor in rendering their quality services.

Alex Skjong
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