XL8 announced that it has been named a Top AI & Data product in the 2024 Product Awards. The 7th Annual Product Awards, presented by Products That Count in partnership with Mighty Capital and Capgemini, is the only awards program designed to celebrate the tools that help Product Managers build great products.

Nominees are chosen by Products That Count’s product manager network, and winners are chosen by an independent Awards Advisory Board composed of top product leaders. This year’s Board included product leaders from companies like Bank of America, Amazon’s Twitch, and S&P Global.

XL8’s AI-powered MediaCAT platform streamlines transcription, subtitling, and dubbing workflows and provides asset management, in-line editing, and automation capabilities to complement its existing content services. At its core, XL8’s machine translation engines are specially optimized for media content by utilizing professionally trained, human-perfected subtitles curated from the media industry’s top content producers.

XL8’s full array of media content services featured in MediaCAT includes text and subtitle translations; auto subtitling based on speech recognition through ASR, auto-captioning, and synchronization; and synthesized dubbing and voice-overs. MediaCAT can automatically extract lines from the media content, match the timecode, and translate content to the desired language pair — or multiple language pairs simultaneously. Customers can create a glossary and upload it to their speech-to-speech and machine translation jobs for better accuracy.

“Great tools are the Product Manager’s secret weapon,” said SC Moatti, founding CEO of Products That Count, “essential for staying ahead in the competitive market landscape. I congratulate XL8 on defining product excellence in 2024 and beyond.”

“Grateful for the recognition as the best product by global industry experts,” shared Tim Jung, CEO of XL8. “This award underscores MediaCAT’s dedication to streamlining editing for human linguists and achieving top-tier accuracy in global media and entertainment localization. Our focus on enhancing clients’ productivity aims to facilitate more efficient task completion and contribute to their overall profitability.”

Learn more about all of the AI & Data winners at the 2024 Product Awards here: https://productsthatcount.com/?p=34264


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. For more information, please visit xl8.ai.


The 7th annual Product Awards, produced by Products That Count in partnership with Capgemini and Mighty Capital, celebrate the best products for product managers, chosen by product leaders. Based on insights from thousands of product managers, the Product Awards showcase product managers’ favorite products within categories as defined by our independent Awards Advisory Board, 25 product leaders committed to pushing forward the product conversation. Learn more at productsthatcount.com/awards.