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BBC iPlayer: King’s Coronation in UHD, surround sound

The BBC is preparing for a major weekend of live broadcasts to bring viewers across the nation – and internationally – full coverage of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort on May 6th and the Coronation Concert on May 7th. Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted, commented: “We […]

May 5, 2023

Agora launches Real-Time Transcription solution

Agora, a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has announced the launch of Agora’s Real-Time Transcription solution. The solution provides developers with the fastest, most accurate, and affordable automated transcription, and subtitling capabilities that can be easily integrated into any app or service. Traditional transcription services face challenges which limit their value, such as inaccurate results […]

May 2, 2023

Research: Mexican viewers back AI dubbing over subtitles

The world’s biggest entertainment distributors could win over millions of TV viewers currently swerving non-domestic content by deploying AI dubbing, new research suggests. A YouGov poll of 1,002 Mexican adults found that more than half (58 per cent) preferred watching content localised with AI dubbing over a subtitled equivalent, with the strongest preference displayed by […]

March 6, 2023

Ai-Media launches live subtitling with GB News

Ai-Media, a specialist in live subtitling, transcription and translation solutions, has launched 24/7 live subtitling on GB News. The broadcaster becomes the first in the UK to simplify subtitle delivery with Ai-Media’s end-to-end subtitling technology and market leading infrastructure. GB News launched in 2021. It is available free on Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview, Freesat, YouView, […]

February 16, 2023

ITVX launching Sign Language channel

When ITVX officially launches on December 8th, deaf viewers will have access to British Sign Language channel, solely featuring signed programming, which will include a range of shows including Emmerdale and Coronation Street omnibus episodes, Cilla, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, Vera, Lewis and The Saint. The channel will be regularly updated and will evolve to […]

December 6, 2022

UKTV’s Dave subtitles YouTube content

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 […]

February 9, 2022

Discovery selects Take 1 for access services

Take 1 has announced that the company has been appointed as an approved access services provider for Discovery Networks in the UK. The transcription, access and localisation services provider has been selected to provide hard of hearing captioning services to support the growing inventory of discovery+ content streamed to UK audiences. “Take 1 has been […]

February 8, 2022

Take 1 to acquire Verb8tm

Transcription, access and localisation services provider to the media and entertainment sector, Take 1, has entered into an agreement to acquire Maryland-based transcription and captioning company, Verb8tm. The transaction is scheduled to close on the December 31st 2021 and Take1 says it will strengthen its position in the US with the addition of Verb8tm’s staff […]

December 7, 2021

Subtitles return to C4

Following intensive engineering work necessitated by a fire at Red Bee, Channel 4 has announced it is now able to provide subtitles on its main channels for viewers on Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview as well as on All 4 and online. Over the coming days, Channel 4 says it will begin to increase the […]

October 25, 2021

C4 problems persist following Red Bee fire

On September 25th, Channel 4’s channels and on-demand services were significantly affected when the fire suppression system was triggered at Red Bee Media, the company that broadcasts its services. The building was evacuated and no one was injured, but as a result, Channel 4 (as well as Channel 5) were temporarily off-air. Since the fire, […]

October 5, 2021