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ZOO Digital subtitling for BBC Worldwide

February 18, 2015

BBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has selected ZOO Digital to provide a new subtitling and captioning solution for its global operations. The technology-powered service provider will deliver a cloud-based media workflow management system and associated subtitle and caption production services to BBC Worldwide in a deal beginning this month.

Utilising its next generation ZOOsubs and ZOOcore cloud-based software, ZOO will provide a centralised, searchable system to manage and repurpose all BBC subtitling and captioning assets. BBC Worldwide teams across the globe will use the system to access, repurpose and download the localised materials for local broadcast and digital distribution.

All subtitles and captions shown on the BBC’s four UK terrestrial channels will be added to the system shortly after broadcast. The system will automatically localise US English and Australian and New Zealand English versions, making files immediately available to download in all formats.

BBC Worldwide intends to deploy the system more widely over time, ultimately creating a comprehensive, multi-language database containing all localised BBC Worldwide subtitle and caption assets.

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