In a transaction concluded in November 2019, Tarjama.com has acquired Captivate Arabia, an audio-visual translation and subtitling agency that has localised over 50,000 hours in the fields of entertainment and e-learning.
Originally founded in 2009, Captivate Arabia has operated from Jordan, offering a variety of services including subtitling & captioning; media content localisation; translation; transcription; voiceover & dubbing and compliance editing.
Tarjama’s interest in acquiring Captivate Arabia is largely motivated by the subtitling agency’s positioning as a leading B2B media localisation service provider that supports some of the biggest regional and global entertainment and VOD players.
The exact terms of the deal were undisclosed, however, Captivate Arabia’s CEO and media localisation industry veteran, Sameh Hammouri will lead on Tarjama’s expanded subtitling capabilities.
With subtitling, translation and transcription already part of Tarjama’s offered services, this acquisition would seamlessly guarantee more enhanced services for the company’s current and prospective clients. Captivate Arabia has extensive expertise in the field of subtitling, captioning, and transcription, with a deep understanding of the region’s intricate nuances.