Visual Data Acquires EVA European Localization Studios

Company expands dubbing and accessibility capabilities to Spain, Germany, and France

Burbank, May 24, 2023 – Visual Data, a worldwide provider of localization services and end-to-end digital media supply chain solutions, announced today it has acquired 100% of EVA Localisation, one year after making a strategic investment in this leading, European-based provider of dubbing and accessibility services.

The acquisition highlights Visual Data’s strategy to continue expanding its global footprint in localization and access service capabilities, including multi-language dubbing and subtitling. EVA, a European leader, operates 56 state-of-the-art studios across France, Germany, and Spain with a team of international experts and diverse talent. EVA and Visual Data now offer an even more comprehensive solution set and expanded capacity of services supporting content creators and distributors worldwide, as well as the local regions they serve.

“The global content landscape looks vastly different than it did even one year ago,” said John Trautman, CEO, Visual Data. “Streaming services are looking to more effectively curate their content in key markets, which raises the stakes when it comes to delivering localization services that support their business requirements. With EVA, we are better equipped than ever to support our customers in delivering high-quality localized content.”

As Visual Data expands dubbing capabilities and moves into new areas, including audio books and podcasts, EVA’s globally recognized and locally trusted localization services, led by Angel Martin, CEO of EVA, will be critical to ensuring seamless content workflows and customer demand fulfillment.

“We are highly focused on growth efforts that allow us to fully serve the needs of our mutual customers worldwide,” said Angel Martin. “There’s so much expertise, excitement, and genuine passion for what we do on both sides that translates into delivering the best possible service. This is a transformative moment for our companies and I look forward to continuing to work with the Visual Data team.”

Angel Martin’s track record of growth and client-focused strategies has positioned EVA as a premier localization and accessibility specialist in Europe. He will continue to lead EVA’s European studios and will work closely with Simon Constable, Visual Data’s EVP of Global Language Services to drive continued global expansion in dubbing services.

“We anticipate the need for greater capacity and talent in key markets, and we want to ensure our clients have access to these services when they need them,” said Constable. “Being able to provide complete workflow management for digital media processing and localization in as many languages as possible is a huge benefit to our customers. EVA will play a key role in that strategy.”

Ana Arbona, Martina Berninger, and Thierry Baudry will continue with their strategic roles as Managing Directors of EVA in Spain, Germany, and France, respectively. Their extensive industry experience, deep understanding of the localization supply chain, and attention to quality will help guide the future-focused initiatives of the company.

Since its founding in 1995 by Trautman, Visual Data has grown organically and through a series of partnerships and acquisitions. In 2020, Visual Data partnered with Endeavour Capital to fuel the company’s growth and help drive momentum around expansion of service offerings and global footprint. With the addition of EVA, the company has become one of the leading media and localization services providers with locations in Burbank, London, Spain, Germany, France, Bangalore, and Manila. Visual Data remains committed to providing content owners with industry-leading service and comprehensive solutions to support the evolving media landscape.  


A Few Kind Words...

Kapil Gadhire, Head of Marketing, Magnifi

From the word go, team Bubble was super detailed, efficient, and exhaustive in their approach. They are true partners and make an effort to understand the ideology and end goal to plan the perfect media pitch and strategy.

Lauren Myers, Director, Integrated Marketing – Ross Video

Working with Bubble during and after IBC 2022 for PR and press support was exceptional. Their professional approach, strategic communication, and extensive media network generated significant exposure for our brand. Bubble's on-site support was outstanding, ensuring our story was accurately told to a global audience. Their post-IBC efforts further amplified our reach and provided valuable analytics. An experienced, professional team and a total joy to work with.

Andrew McKinlay, Marketing Director, Avolites

All amazing, just grateful I know I can rely on Bubble to get the job done brilliantly.

Tanya Rai, Marketing and Communications Manager, Pebble

Team Bubble are an extension of our own team. They are wonderful to work with, reliable, get the job done and gain great exposure for our business in key publications.

Mike Ward, Head of Marketing,

Since we first started working with them, our team at Bubble have acted very much like an extension of our team. They work with us to try and help us achieve our goals and we very much feel that they have our interests at heart as well as having our backs when we need it!

Gavin Bunker, AE Live

Bubble were fantastic throughout the whole process and helped us deliver a successful event to celebrate our 30th corporate anniversary with industry peers.

Robert Cloudt, Synchronized

Bubble has been tremendously helpful to bring our marketing communication to the next level, very responsive and thinking with us together on the rightful messaging and timing across different media’s. Definitely a recommendation in case you need a well balanced media agency to help you out.

Carla Molina Whyte, Farmerswife

Working with Bubble Agency for a tradeshow has been truly amazing. The bubble team is incredibly helpful and talented. We are very happy with the results and with all the coverage we got prior and during the tradeshow!

Silvia Candido, Ateme

As usual, we were super busy before and during a tradeshow this year. What a luxury to have Bubble take care of our media relations and our social media accounts! We saw a surge of followers on LinkedIn and got good coverage in a number of publications.

Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Entertainment Services

The Bubble team made everything easy at MPTS! From advising before the show, to facilitating client and press conversations during the show, to making recommendations on how to make the most of the connections we made there - we rely on Bubble as a key strategic partner for our sales and marketing teams.