Gamma Blast Debuts New, Leading Edge Service for North American Market

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Gamma Blast, a leader in the field of digital post production, recently announced its new service of providing high-definition (HD) closed captioning services to producers and broadcasters whose programming is in the HD format. This is a significant development for the television industry because only a handful of companies in North America are equipped to provide this service with most of the few offering the service in Los Angeles or New York. Furthermore, 2008 is predicted to be the year that many networks "officially" move away from Standard Definition broadcasting and begin to broadcast exclusively in HD.

Gamma Blast, a leader in the field of digital post production, recently announced its new service of providing high-definition (HD) closed captioning services to producers and broadcasters whose programming is in the HD format. This is a significant development for the television industry because only a handful of companies in North America are equipped to provide this service with most of the few offering the service in Los Angeles or New York. Furthermore, 2008 is predicted to be the year that many networks "officially" move away from Standard Definition broadcasting and begin to broadcast exclusively in HD.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 mandates that all new video programs, including news and movies shown on TV by a video programming provider must be captioned 100% with few exceptions; therefore, the arrival of high-definition technology requires closed captioning in HD.

Gamma Blast Manager Debbie Wamsley says the new service will make it easier for television producers and broadcasters who aren't on the coasts. "Most television producers and broadcasters now have to spend time and money to send their programs to New York or L.A. for HD captioning. Now they can get it in less time and for less money."

In addition, Gamma Blast makes the process easier by offering up-conversions in-house so clients can up-convert and HD caption in one place.

Gamma Blast is a group of industry professionals who enjoy taking a client's script and bringing it alive for the screen. Services include HD/SD post production, representation of director Chad Denning, DVD authoring and music clearance. This year, the company is celebrating its new name (formerly known as Music City Digital) as well as new ownership. It is located in the heart of Nashville's Music Row at 1111 16th Avenue South. Visit them on the web at http://www.gammablast.com or call 615-321-9552.

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