This Metadata, Transcription ‘Specialist’ Takes On East Coast


A U.K.-based broadcast metadata and transcription specialist has registered as a limited liability company (LLC) in the state of Connecticut and will soon open its first stateside office in Stamford by the end of October.

The arrival of the Take 1 office on the fringe of the New York Tri-State Area follows the establishment of a West Hollywood, Calif., office and a Latin American operations center in the fashionable Nuñoa neighborhood of Santiago, Chile.

Take 1 has a 20-year heritage providing transcription, translation and localization services to the global broadcast industry and is based in Cranbrook, Kent, England. The company has been operating in the Americas for the last decade, working with such clients as NBC Universal, ITV America, Discovery Channel, High Noon, truTV and National Geographic.

One unique aspect of their domestic service is the ability to provide overnight turnarounds. This is enabled by staff working across eight time zones.

From Stamford, the newly formed Take 1 Media LLC will serve such media companies as ESPN, NBC Sports Group, A&E Television Networks, World Wrestling Entertainment and ITV America.

Under the Connecticut Digital Media and Motion Picture Tax Credit Scheme, eligible local companies using Take 1 will be able to claim tax credits of up to 30% on qualifying services.

“Stamford is the ideal location for our new offices as it is strategically located close to New York and has become quite a media hub thanks to the state’s tax credit scheme.” said Take 1 CEO Louise Tapia. “We’re looking forward to providing new and existing East Coast clients with a local service that benefits from Take 1’s international footprint.”