The London-based group combines IPTV and on-demand encoding and delivery company Vode, DVD and Blu-ray facility 24-7 and the duplication and editing business Caseys Film & Video.
All three will move into Caseys' office in west London, which is undergoing a£300,000 technical and cosmetic refurbishment.
Although the rebrand has yet to be finalised, the newly combined and renamed operation will offer platform operators and content owners - such as television distribution companies - a single place for encoding, conversion and duplication.
“Where we're going is the physical and digital centralisation of content,” said group chairman Symon Roue. “We will assist clients in exploiting their content for packaged media [DVD and Blu-ray] and digital media platforms and also fulfil international tape dubbing and HD requirements. By allowing clients to do all their processing work in one place we hope to be able to offer them economies of scale.”
Moving into Casey's will require a re-wiring of the build, the creation of new editing and sound suits and the integration of the three company's equipment and storage.
Future Media Group bought Caseys in April. Roue admitted that before signing that deal he had considered building a new facility from scratch.
“I looked at how much it was going to cost but [the Caseys deal] made more sense,” he said. “It has a very large tape library, awesome dubbing facilities and QC and a great reputation.”
Notice has been given on the lease on 24-7's current building in W6. A small Soho office will be retained.
All 50 Future Media Group staff will also be retained following the re-brand.