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It Doesn’t have to be Bollocks…

LONDON, UK. Outsource Media, "Bollocks!" was the first word from Mark Estdale at the 2004 TIGA keynote conference on outsourcing/offshoring in Leeds last Friday. Mark, managing director of Outsource Media the specialist audio, test and localisation company challenged the suggestion from fellow outsourcing panel member that if an outsourcing company is given poor assets the results would also be poor.

"As specialist outsourcing companies, it is our responsibility to ensure that our clients provide the necessary assets to assure quality results" said Mark, "...This is basic. Whatever service we provide, whether voice production, testing or with localisation our clients use us for our expertise and they expect us to make a positive impact on their productions."

The TIGA outsourcing survey conducted by Rick and Nick Gibson showed that more than 60% of respondents have outsourced in the past and 95% stated their intention to do so in the near future. Outsourcing is growing and TIGA in their commitment to best practise are drawing up a draft best practise guide on the do's and don'ts of outsourcing which will be refined for inclusion in the TIGA best practice handbook.

Recent titles that have had the Outsource Media touch include:

Second Sight

Outrun 2

Football Manager 2005

Miami Vice

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Conflict Vietnam

Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Premier Manager 2004 - 2005

Juiced

Nexus

Powerdrome

Formula One 2004

About Outsource Media

Formed in 1996, Outsource Media specialises in voice production, Quality Assurance (QA) and localisation with studio facilities in London and Los Angeles.

These services are tailored for the videogame industry but extend to TV, movie, radio and advertising. Outsource prides itself on a quality guarantee based on delivery, facilities, experience and creativity.

Outsource boasts an impressive range of clients including Electronic Arts, Sony, SEGA, Pivotal Games, Rebellion, THQ International, SCI, Blitz, Zoo Digital and Sony Pictures....

Recent titles include: Conflict: Vietnam, Second Sight, Nexus -The Jupiter Incident Juiced, Outrun 2, Conflict: Desert Storm II, The Great Escape, Formula 1 2002/3/4, Broken Sword 3, Timesplitters 2/3, Yager, Drakan II.....

Contact:

Frazer Nash Communications Ltd

Telephone 01296 712522

Mobile 07788 971810

www.frazer-nash-communications.co.uk

fnc@frazer-nash-communications.co.uk

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