Advanced Television


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

Take 1 turns focus to localisation and access services

Take 1  is aggressively developing and expanding their existing localisation and access service divisions. The new business focus caters for the growing demand for global content and has already resulted in several new appointments, technology acquisitions and partnerships. Take 1 is best known for providing transcription and translation services to media and entertainment companies including […]

September 16, 2021

Take 1 to subtitle Languages & the Media 2021 conference

Transcription, access and localization services provider to the media and entertainment sector, Take 1, will provide fast turnaround subtitling services to the Languages & the Media 2021 international conference taking place online from 20-24 September.  The subtitles will be supplied as part of a premium sponsorship package that will also see Take 1 presenting a […]

August 17, 2021