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Burbank, CA, February 05, 2010 | Point.360 Visual Sound, a leading provider of integrated media management services company to the entertainment industries, is providing closed captioning services for Spike TV's new cripted comedy, "Blue Mountain State." This is a football themed series focusing on freshman life at the national champion Blue Mountain State. 

Lionsgate Television, the series producer, relies on Visual Sound to quickly and accurately create closed captioning for their tight delivery schedule. Bobby Williams, Vice President TV Post Production at Lionsgate, has partnered with Visual Sound on other Lionsgate Television series. "Visual Sound offers professional reliability in a secure facility for our closed captioning needs."

"This is where the rubber hits the road," adds Craig Pepe, founder of Visual Sound. "The show cannot be aired without proper closed captioning. We have a brief window to complete our work in these tight delivery schedules, and accuracy plays a pivotal role. Having over sixteen years of experience in closed captioning has enabled us to create solutions."

"Most of the obstacles are the multiple versions of a television series containing last minute revisions such as scene or dialogue change, music clearance, or incorrect frame rates. These curve balls are resolved by close, constant communication with the client and familiarity with the program and episode requirements."

"Blue Mountain State" contains a modish, youthful flavor to the dialogue. "We want to maintain the feel of the dialogue within the captioning," states Pepe. "In this series we strive for consistency for the viewer and want the viewer to stay engaged with the series."

ABOUT Blue Mountain State

"Blue Mountain State" is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Spike TV. The comedy series premiered on Spike TV on January 12, 2010.


Point.360 (PTSX) is a multifaceted post production solution with multiple facilities on both West and East Coast. Visual Sound (part of the Point360 family) is a full service closed caption and subtitling facility; offering high quality closed captioning, meaningful translations in over 30 dialects and broadcast transcriptions. For more information please visit: www.point360.com.