Hollywood, CA (October 2, 2008)–As part of Ascent Media Group’s (AMG) previously disclosed spin-off from Discovery Holding Company, the companies formerly comprising AMG’s Creative Sound Services group announced the creation of CSS Studios, LLC.
CSS Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications will include the assets of Todd-AO, Soundelux, Sound One, POP Sound, Modern Music, Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge. All the facilities will continue to carry on with their individual brand identities. Robert C. Rosenthal, who formerly served as chief operating officer of AMG’s audio division, will head the new company.
“CSS Studios remains the world’s largest and most significant sound services company, offering a full range of creative post production sound and music services to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and interactive producers,” said Robert C. Rosenthal, president of CSS Studios. The company will continue to maintain its operations in Los Angeles and New York.
“We look forward to our new alliance with Discovery Communications and being in a situation where we can focus all our efforts on raising the bar for post production sound,” said Rosenthal. “Creatively, we are at the top of our game, with an unprecedented group of creative talent and support teams. I think the timing is perfect for us to return to being a smaller and more focused group.”
Discovery Communications, the world’s number one nonfiction media company, reaches more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.