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UKTV’s Dave subtitles YouTube content

February 9, 2022

UKTV’s comedy channel Dave has made a commitment to maximise digital accessibility across its YouTube content, introducing full manual closed captions across the channel. The Dave YouTube channel is the first major UK broadcaster-run social AVoD channel to provide an accurate subtitling service for 100 per cent of its videos.

Dave YouTube captions have been achieved by adapting broadcast subtitles, with additional transcription support from 3Play Media. For the growing range of exclusively commissioned Dave YouTube content, including Who Cares? hosted and produced by Chicken Shop Date creator Amelia Dimoldenberg and Big Zuu’s Wrap Clash, UKTV has built caption requirements into commissioning briefs.

Erina Jones, UKTV’s Head of Social, said: “UKTV is committed to improving accessibility and this is another great step forward. We now have subtitles on 100 per cent of our content across digital AVoD platforms which includes our on demand service, UKTV Play, and now the Dave YouTube channel, which is growing at pace.”

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