Advanced Television


Ofcom: New guidelines to improve VoD access services

Ofcom has announced changes to its Access Services Code and associated best practice guidelines, to improve the accessibility of TV and on-demand programmes for UK audiences. Access services include subtitles, signing and audio description. They help people with access needs, including blind and deaf people and those with sight and hearing loss, to understand and […]

April 15, 2024

Gcore launches AI Automated Speech Recognition

Gcore, the edge AI, cloud, network, and security solutions provider, has announced the public availability of its Gcore Artificial Intelligence Automated Speech Recognition (AI ASR). It seamlessly integrates into Gcore workflows enabling broadcasters, VoD, live streaming, and enterprise content owners to reach new global audiences, enhancing the accessibility of content for those speaking different languages […]

March 19, 2024

Netflix: “Audiences embracing Asian unscripted shows”

In Asia, unscripted content has always been very popular, notes Netflix — and this is true for the growing slate of reality and variety shows on the streaming platform. In fact, three in four Netflix members in the APAC region tuned in to this genre last year. But for a long time, unscripted shows from […]

September 5, 2023

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