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Somali voice-over agency

Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the Somali voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
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Somali voice-over production made simple

Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s Somali voice-over recording industry for over 30 years, from our recording studios in Reading. We offer a comprehensive range of voice-over recording services, and subtitling services in Somali, and in over 80 other foreign languages.

We have a good selection of the very best Somali voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Somali voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.

We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Somali voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.

To check the availability of our Somali voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email project@matinee.co.uk or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.

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    Somali subtitling and voice-over service for “Solving Somalia” documentary

    Case Study

    “Solving Somalia” is an award winning documentary produced by Breakthrough Media.  Breakthrough Media are renowned for going beyond the borders to produce documentaries showing the vibrancy and optimism of modern-day Somalia.

    It was very important to the client that the Somali video translation was of the highest standard. Originally they had intended to employ a separate subtitling company and voice-over agency.  As a full service audio-visual translation company, Matinée were trusted with both the Somali subtitling and Somali voice-over services.  We were responsible for transcribing the English audio, supplying the Somali translations (for both voice-over and subtitle use), and finally for syncing the voice-over and subtitles to video.

    We also produced a video translation in French for both European and African markets.

    Select a voice-over language

    Choose English read in a foreign accent

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    A short history of the Somali language

    Somali (Af-Soomaali) belongs to the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is classified as Lowland East Cushitic, along with Afar and Saho. Somali is the best documented of all the Cushitic languages (with studies going back to the late 19th century), and the only one granted official status in any country.

    The influence of Islam has been important in the development of the language; it is estimated that around 20% of Somali vocabulary is derived from Arabic. A number of loanwords were borrowed from English during the colonial period, and trade with the Near East and South Asia has brought in words from Persian, Urdu and Hindi.

    An official writing system based on the Latin alphabet was adopted in 1972, and in 1973 the Somali language was designated as the official language of the Somali Democratic Republic.
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    Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!

    Alex Carr

    BBGR Optical

    Delivers great work, right on time

    We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.

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    Sinclair Pharma

    Fantastic to work with

    The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

    Jon Mirley

    Three Motion Media

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    I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.

    Bruce Corby

    Muddy Boot Productions

    I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

    I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

    Jade Burnell

    The Big Word

    Friendly and efficient service

    The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

    Richard Taylor

    Freelancer producer and film maker

    A fantastic company to work with

    A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

    Anne Crawford

    Decide

    They are always well organised

    Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

    Jon Watkins

    Jon Watkins TV

    Quick response to meet my deadline

    I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

    Joville Villanueva

    Shell UK Ltd

    The quality delivered is spot on

    I have been working with Shauna on large e-learning voice-over and subtitling projects into German, Russian and US and UK English for over 5 years. Shauna has always been a pleasure to work with, and the quality delivered by Matinée is always spot on.

    Frederic Vallenet

    WHP International