Josh Pine of XL8 Recognized in EGA's Top 100 Professionals for Business Development Excellence

San Jose, CA (November 17, 2023) - Josh Pine, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at XL8, has been recognized in the prestigious EGA Top 100 Professionals in Content Localization awards for the second consecutive year. The Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) acknowledges individuals who have significantly influenced the content localization industry through accomplishments, leadership, and commitment.

In 2023, Josh strategically positioned XL8 in Media & Entertainment AI localization discussions all around the world. Under his leadership, XL8 earned multiple industry achievement awards and promoted AI localization solutions to overcome economic barriers, enabling the monetization of previously untapped content. Here are some highlights:

  • Industry Recognition: Josh’s strategic initiatives propelled XL8 into a leading position in global AI localization discussions, resulting in multiple industry achievement awards in 2023.
  • Monetizing Content: Josh actively promoted AI localization solutions allowing thousands of hours of previously cost prohibitive content to be monetized across global streaming platforms.
  • Communication Advocacy: Recognizing the growth of FAST content platforms, Josh championed the distribution of diverse content into 70+ languages by breaking down communication barriers.

With his second consecutive nomination, it is clear that Josh’s influence in the content localization industry is extending well beyond XL8.

"I'm honored to be included for the second straight year in the EGA’s Top 100 Professionals in Content Localization. It reflects not only the success of XL8 but also the broader impact of AI in media localization across all forms of media content, all across the world. I'm proud of our team's achievements and our contribution to breaking down barriers in the industry." he mentioned.

This recognition underscores the crucial role that business development plays in shaping the messaging and trajectory of the global content localization industry. Josh’s leadership exemplifies innovation, advocacy, and dedication to fostering a more interconnected and accessible global media landscape.

About XL8

XL8 was founded in 2019 by technical executives from Google and Apple, both with an advanced degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. A Silicon Valley tech company at its core, XL8 takes AI-powered machine translation (MT), specially optimized for media content, to the next level. Its advanced technology allows significantly more efficient workflows by providing: in-line editing, automated media transcription with time coding, automated subtitling, synthesized voice dubbing, real-time meeting interpretation, and live subtitling. XL8’s uniquely specialized translation engines have been built from the ground up utilizing professionally trained, human-perfected subtitles curated from the media industry’s top content producers. XL8’s “secret sauce” offers media-focused translation accuracy that is up to 40% higher than other generally available MT services. Since its inception, XL8 has surpassed translating 800,000 hours of content and more than 2.2 billion words and currently supports more than 45 tier 1 languages.

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