SubtitleNEXT attracts attention at APTRAD and The Languages & the Media Conference

Studios take a keen interest in SubtitleNEXT’s Live Subtitling capabilities

For immediate release – 13 October 2021, Sofia, Bulgaria The SubtitleNEXT team is proud to celebrate a successful outcome after attendance as official Exhibitor Partner and premium sponsor of APTRAD and The Languages & the Media 2021 Virtual conferences last month. With media accessibility being more urgent than ever for broadcasters and AVT professionals, the timing of shows like APTRAD and Languages and The Media, have been of paramount importance.

The SubtitleNEXT team introduced the latest developments of both the SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT software platforms, which attracted the attention of researchers and experienced professionals in the audiovisual accessibility, transaction, and localisation world at the Languages and the Media (L&M) show in Berlin, which is Europe’s leading localisation event.

New features in SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT were showcased and include integration with newsroom editing systems such as AVID, iNews, and Octopus, real-time live subtitling with one or two stages respeaking capability, dictation corrections plus more, all compatible with You Tube, Zoom, Decklink, Newfor and others. The powerful NEXT-TT platform optimises collaborative work and QC, by incorporating many of the remarkable advancements available in SubtitleNEXT.

Highlights and key trends of the L&M show in Berlin covered topics such as machine translation, automatic speech to text and text to speech technologies and how these innovations affect how content owners, media studios, language service providers and freelance subtitlers achieve results as they work on key projects.

CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva reflected on what she encountered at L&M, “We discovered that there appear to be quite a few Language Service Providers that enter the media localisation market and try to use their computer assisted translation tools for audiovisual translation work. Consequently, this disrupts the traditional subtitling processes, and in turn pressurises the media studios to implement these technologies within their current workflows. Ultimately, this situation then leads to the need for workflow management solutions that are capable of incorporating automatic transcription and translation processing together with the use of other tools. This helps with text correction, but it means that the work of the subtitler in these organisations becomes increasingly more focused on only correcting computer-generated subtitles, instead of actually generating subtitles themselves from a template or from scratch. However, the good news is that all these are functions and capabilities that the media studios require are already available in NEXT -TT and SubtitleNEXT, and it was great that both of our solutions received acknowledgement and interest by them at the show, crediting the software as extremely useful and affordable for companies to invest in, irrespective of their size.”

Live subtitles for live events and meetings” was another hot topic aired at the L&M show. “Even though many countries already have vast experience in this area, it is still fairly new ground to tread for many new markets presenting challenges that have to be carefully considered such as selecting the best workflows and technologies that include specifics such as language and human resources. Therefore, there is a need for simple, easy to use and highly adaptive solutions for both large broadcasters and small live captioning freelance teams. SubtitleNEXT is clearly a market leader in the live subtitling field as the system offers various workflows and user-friendly tools. Another advantage that SubtitleNEXT offers companies that want live subtitling, is that it provides advanced offline subtitle preparation capabilities in a single application.” Ivanka noted.

As a premium sponsor of APTRAD, the SubtitleNEXT team had a busy turnout to their daily demonstrations of the latest innovations in its subtitling technology, including a new automatic Licensing Manager available in SubtitleNEXT version 5.10. The new License Manager provides organisations with an administrator account to allocate the acquired licenses for the users of choice, under self-management.

Overall, the team’s participation in the technology roundtable proved to be an informative and productive discussion between professionals from different backgrounds. Creator of the SubtitleNEXT software platform, Profuz Digital’s CTO Kamen Ferdinandov was a speaker at the technology roundtable sessions at APTRAD, with his contributions well-respected and highly valued by the subtitling community. He highlighted the important role that audiovisual translation tools play in today’s world and explored informative topics across the AV translation and broadcast sectors ranging from subtitling, dubbing, accessibility modalities, subtitling for hearing-impaired people, and audio description. Kamen said, “We were able to share at the roundtable at APTRAD our current achievements and discuss with other industry professionals about the best way to meet users’ needs, including what’s next in the pipeline.”

The SubtitleNEXT team also invited APTRAD attendees to enter a raffle for a chance to win a laptop and a sought-after SubtitleNEXT Lifetime Expert License. A well-known industry professional in Portugal, Mr Paulo Fernando, was the fortunate winner of the SubtitleNEXT raffle and was impressed with the software which he described as very powerful.

In response to audience requests at these recent events, the team at SubtitleNEXT will be holding a series of technology “SubtitleNEXT Friday Workshops” as of mid-October onwards, to demonstrate how to create subtitles from scratch or from source. The first session will take place on 15th October and will be completely free. Click this link to join in: https://join.skype.com/GJn8QL88GBhT

SubtitleNEXT version 5.10 capabilities including newsroom editing integration to feature at The Languages & the Media Conference in Berlin

20 – 24 September – Languages & Media Conference 2021

For immediate release – 9 September 2021, Berlin, Germany As official Exhibitor Partner and sponsor, the PBT EU team will present the latest capabilities in SubtitleNEXT at Berlin’s Languages & the Media 2021 Virtual Conference from 20 – 24 September.

Unveiled for the very first time at APTRAD this month, attendees at L&M will also be able to take advantage of enjoying an exclusive online tour of what’s new in SubtitleNEXT version 5.10 which includes a brand-new License Manager. Visitors at the Languages & the Media Conference (L&M) will also be able to watch SubtitleNEXT in action which includes the integration with newsroom editing systems such as AVID, iNews, and Octopus, real-time live subtitling with one or two stages respeaking capability, dictation corrections plus more, all compatible with You Tube, Zoom, Decklink, Newfor and others. The powerful NEXT-TT platform will also be showcased at L&M, revealing brand new features that optimise collaborative work and QC, by incorporating many of the remarkable advancements available in SubtitleNEXT.

L&M is Europe’s leading event, appealing to the AVT industry. It forms a vital vibrant hub for the film industry and localization markets. Over the past 25 years, it has attracted language services providers, software and hardware developers, content creators and distributors, broadcasters, streaming services, and all those involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of audio-visual content for information, entertainment or educational purposes through localization and accessibility. The conference sessions and workshops this year will examine trends, innovations and technologies that play a role in transforming the globalised provision of audio-visual media and the way people consume it across languages.

PBT EU’s CEO Ivanka Vassileva confirms, “The Languages & the Media Conference is an invaluable event that provides proactive interaction and unique insights from top industry professionals. We have been supporting the conference for quite some time, and this year’s event presents the industry with an excellent opportunity to consider innovative technologies such as SubtitleNEXT. We will highlight at the show how SubtitleNEXT plays a key role in making languages more accessible. This has a huge knock-on effect as to how media accessibility affects communication across the cultural divide. As a company, we have already been tackling these challenges well ahead of time, and we are proud to present to language professionals that work for broadcasters, how they can benefit from SubtitleNEXT’s versatile toolsets. We will be available online throughout the 3-day conference to chat to attendees at our SubtitleNEXT virtual booth, where they can see SubtitleNEXT in action with dedicated and personalised demonstrations. The latest upgrades in the SubtitleNEXT software version 5.10 will serve to inspire talented localization experts that embrace forward thinking software tools that are designed to make their lives easier and enhance their work.”

SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive, and affordable timed-text software platform. Already adopted across various multimedia industries, it is designed for personal and professional use. It easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats such as AR, MR, VR, 8K, 4K, 2K, HD, SD, 3D, UHD across online video, TV, film, theatre, concerts, festivals, conferences, and events. It can be applied throughout the entire video production process from concept to distribution.

What’s New In SubtitleNEXT version 5.10 to be presented at L&M 2021

A few of the many new upgraded features in SubtitleNEXT 5.10 to be demonstrated at L&M 2021, include the integration with newsroom editing systems such as AVID, iNews, and Octopus, real-time live subtitling with one or two stages respeaking capability, dictation corrections with optional filters and spell checking as well as compatibility with outputs such as You Tube, Zoom, Decklink, Newfor and more. Another new amazing feature of SubtitleNEXT is “New Getting Started Tour and Dashboard” for quick access to useful tools and resources, support of multiple automatic translation engines and options to use these at the same time via Microsoft and Google, batch conversions including automatic transcriptions, audio extraction from video, video proxy creation, new subtitle templates and profiles with selectable StyleSets per file, integration with multiple dictation applications and ASR engines such as Google, Microsoft and Scriptix (www.scriptix.io/). Other exciting features among numerous others also include, upgraded mechanism for embedding subtitles into media including 4K burning, keyboard macros recording and library, parallel multi-subtitles synchronous preview, custom time markers and scene changes name, time and colour, editing; offset corrections; saving and export, audio timeline with waveform and spectrum visualisation-zoom, gain, magnification controls, global detachable timeline, multi-region supported by timed text formats like WebVTT, TTML, Netflix, EBU-TT, SMPTE-TT, EIA-708, and much more.


What’s New in NEXT-TT to feature at L&M 2021

To list a few of the impressive capabilities the NEXT-TT platform can perform, that will be presented at L&M, include tasks such as creating single and multi-language series, project management, automatic task creation and assignment, resources classification per skill set such as language pairs and language proficiency, resource availability management and workload display per day, the implementation of Microsoft cognitive services for transcription and translation from and to multiple languages, creation and management of purchase orders and payments to external resources, automatic price calculations based on video materials duration for clients’ and vendors’ orders, inventory module supporting services with validity and maintenance periods, improved purchasing process including creation of purchase orders and invoices as well as stock, availability management, multiple statistics in the form of pie charts, bar charts and other visualization types, improved subtitle suite and online subtitles editor, quick start mechanism and wizard for new users and beginners, a new simplified subtitling dashboard for “newbies”, and a stunning brand new License Manager for managing users accounts by the company’s administrator to control and manage SubtitleNEXT floating licenses and assignment. (https://subtitlenext.com/product-line/platform/ )

Contact www.SubtitleNEXT.com to find out more about SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT and to access the latest demo. Register for the L&M conference at www.languages-media.com

New features in SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT to be revealed at APTRAD, including brand new automatic Licensing Manager

APTRAD Virtual Conference – 8 – 11 September 2021- Porto, Portugal

For immediate release – 19 August 2021, Porto, Portugal – As a premium sponsor of APTRAD, the SubtitleNEXT team will launch the very latest innovation in its subtitling technology, including a new automatic Licensing Manager now available in SubtitleNEXT version 5.10. The new SubtitleNEXT License Manager provides organisations with an administrator account to allocate the acquired licenses for the users of their choice, under their own control and self-management.

In addition, the powerful NEXT-TT platform will be presented at APTRAD, revealing brand new features that optimise collaborative work and QC, by incorporating many of the stunning advancements available in SubtitleNEXT.

With media accessibility being more urgent than ever for broadcasters and AVT professionals, the timing of a show like APTRAD is paramount. APTRAD 2021 takes place from 8 – 11 September, marking Portugal’s first-ever international online audiovisual translation event. It provides top industry professionals with a space to connect and explore informative topics across the AV translation and broadcast sectors ranging from subtitling, dubbing, accessibility modalities, subtitling for hearing-impaired people, and audio description. The APTRAD 2021’s conference pass provides participants with free access to lectures, live courses, and interactive online workshops. Lecture sessions will be recorded which will be made available to all registered participants after the event.

APTRAD will feature dedicated online demo sessions of SubtitleNEXT that will be held at 4pm every day of the show in Room C, as outlined in the official programme. The sessions will unveil SubtitleNEXT version 5.10 in action and how it adapts to specific AVT and broadcasting. The SubtitleNEXT virtual booth plans to run a quiz, and APTRAD attendees are invited to enter the raffle for a chance to win a laptop and a sought-after SubtitleNEXT Lifetime Expert License.

 

Creator of the SubtitleNEXT software platform, Profuz Digital’s CTO Kamen Ferdinandov, who is a speaker at the technology roundtable sessions at APTRAD, will highlight the important role that audiovisual translation tools play in today’s world.

Ivanka Vassileva, CEO of PBT EU states, “We have exciting announcements to make at APTRAD with the very latest development upgrades created to help professionals adapt in line with the pandemic and post pandemic situation with regards to remote work and frequent changes in the workplace. Our primary focus at APTRAD is about introducing our new floating licenses mechanism and automatic electronic licensing, together with the brand-new License Manager in SubtitleNEXT that is completely versatile for delivering both remote and on-site use by single or multi users. The new licensing modules are designed to empower customers to have much more control over their licensing schedules. Kamen and I look forward to engaging with attendees over the upcoming four-day event and introducing them to the incredible benefits that the SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT platforms provide.”

What’s New In SubtitleNEXT version 5.10

A summary of the many new upgraded features in SubtitleNEXT 5.10 to be demonstrated at APTRAD 2021, include the integration with newsroom editing systems such as AVID, iNews, and Octopus, real-time live subtitling with one or two stages respeaking capability, dictation corrections with optional filters and spell checking as well as compatibility with outputs such as You Tube, Zoom, Decklink, Newfor and more. Another new amazing feature of SubtitleNEXT is “New Getting Started Tour and Dashboard” for quick access to useful tools and resources, support of multiple automatic translation engines and options to use these at the same time via Microsoft and Google, batch conversions including automatic transcriptions, audio extraction from video, video proxy creation, new subtitle templates and profiles with selectable StyleSets per file, integration with multiple dictation applications and ASR engines such as Google, Microsoft and Scriptix (https://www.scriptix.io/). Other exciting features among numerous others also include, upgraded mechanism for embedding subtitles into media including 4K burning, keyboard macros recording and library, parallel multi-subtitles synchronous preview, custom time markers and scene changes name, time and colour, editing; offset corrections; saving and export, audio timeline with waveform and spectrum visualisation-zoom, gain, magnification controls, global detachable timeline, multi-region supported by timed text formats like WebVTT, TTML, Netflix, EBU-TT, SMPTE-TT, EIA-708, and much more.


What’s New in NEXT-TT

To list a few of the many impressive enhanced complex and involved capabilities the NEXT-TT platform can perform, that will be presented at APTRAD, include tasks such as creating single and multi-language series, project management, automatic task creation and assignment, resources classification per skill set such as language pairs and language proficiency, resource availability management and workload display per day, the implementation of Microsoft cognitive services for transcription and translation from and to multiple languages, creation and management of purchase orders and payments to external resources, automatic price calculations based on video materials duration for clients’ and vendors’ orders, inventory module supporting services with validity and maintenance periods, improved purchasing process including creation of purchase orders and invoices as well as stock, availability management, multiple statistics in the form of pie charts, bar charts and other visualization types, improved subtitle suite and online subtitles editor, quick start mechanism and wizard for new users and beginners, a new simplified subtitling dashboard for “newbies”, and a stunning brand new License Manager for managing users accounts by the company’s administrator to control and manage SubtitleNEXT floating licenses and assignment. (https://subtitlenext.com/product-line/platform/ )

Contact www.SubtitleNEXT.com to find out more about SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT and to access the latest demo.

To register for the APTRAD conference online and to view the full programme, please visit https://aptrad.pt/1stAVTIntConf/

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About SubtitleNEXT

SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative timed-text software platform already adopted across various multimedia industries, offering live and offline subtitling. SubtitleNEXT already has a proven track record of success across Europe and the rest of the world. Throughout the entire pandemic, it has continued to support customers, owing to its flexibility and remote capabilities. Many of the organisations that have already adopted SubtitleNEXT, include the likes of Polsat, Kino Polska, OiV in Croatia, Listen Up in Bulgaria, AMC in Hungary, Hayat, HD Media, OBN, University of Warsaw, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Doli Media Studio, Spain’s UCM and The European School of Translation, Europe’s largest Belgium-based production company Videohouse, The Hellenic American College of Greece, Madrid’s UCM and many others. Find out more here www.subtitleNEXT.com

About NEXT-TT – Find out more here https://subtitlenext.com/product-line/platform/

About PBT EU – Visit them at www.pbteu.com

About Scriptix – Visit them at https://www.scriptix.io/

SubtitleNEXT favourably received at Russian Translation Forum

For immediate release – 10 August 2021, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – We are delighted to report a successful debut of SubtitleNEXT at the “Translation Forum Russia” event with ALBA Multimedia, as major partner of the event. This year for the first time, the forum was held in hybrid form – online and live.

SubtitleNEXT products offer functionalities that cover the full scope of timed text production from creating to airing subtitles for recorded video or online events. The system can also be used for constructive tasks such as project management, billing, and resource management.

The forum is Russia’s leading annual platform in the language industry in Europe and across the ex-USSR republics, which has traditionally always attracted high-profile attendees from the European Commission, UN Information Centre, Belgian Chamber of Translators and Interpreters and the World Intellectual Property Organisation. This year the Translation Forum Russia forum had well over 300 participants on site and many others attending online which included heads of language service providers, in-house translators and freelancers, lecturers and university students, translation software and interpretation equipment providers, representatives of authorities, publishing houses, and so on. (More about the event here https://tconference.ru/en )

Sales and Product Expert at PBT EU Maria Markovska reported her feedback of the event, “Participating in Translation Forum Russia with ALBA Multimedia has been an exciting opportunity for SubtitleNEXT’s exposure in the market. The forum is the perfect space where professionals can exchange the latest information about cutting edge technologies and innovation and share vital knowledge about best practice. A gathering of professionals of this calibre, certainly contributes to the creation of the highest standards of professionalism being formed and maintained in the industries concerned. We found the forum to be invaluable as it encouraged live discussions and debates, and gave us an opportunity to meet new people, and reach out to colleagues. It was great to hear industry leaders and experts speaking about the latest trends in the translation services market. Many of the speeches, presentations, workshops, networking sessions, plenary sessions, panel discussions, and round tables were held in four streams during the three days of the conference.”

ALBA Multimedia’s Chief Sales Officer Elena Aleksandrova, who attended the event noted, “The forum went extremely well, and it was a great success for SubtitleNEXT too. It was very positive to hear representatives from various Russian TV channels commenting that the SubtitleNEXT platform is a beneficial solution for teams working on big projects. Some of the participants were specifically interested in SubtitleNEXT’s creative subtitles which was very encouraging too.”

Traditionally, the presentations at the forum are divided into three streams that cover business, technologies and the art of translation. Elena said, “ SubtitleNEXT was the star of the show and managed to draw equal attention from all three areas. It caught the eye of localisation business representatives, many of which were also interested in the technological side. SubtitleNEXT also appealed to freelance audiovisual translators, working on key projects for Netflix and Amazon. Many Russian university attendees also showed a lot of interest in SubtitleNEXT which was excellent to see.”

Elena added, “We were thrilled that SubtitleNEXT also made an impression on one of the presenters at the show who made a surprise public mention in his official presentation of how useful SubtitleNEXT is for both novice and experienced freelance translators. SubtitleNEXT is an incredibly helpful tool for novices owing to its state-of-the-art and adjustable interface that can be customised to suit user preferences such as work layouts and views. It even comes with integrated help and an interactive guide along with a flexible pricing model.

Elena elaborated further, “Professional subtitlers will find SubtitleNEXT a joy to work with as the toolsets work with all video formats, including local and web video. Time can be manipulated in SubtitleNEXT which makes it possible to open and compare multiple subtitle files, conduct QC automations, allows for collaboration, and has a stunning Smart Text assist function speeding up the process. SubtitleNEXT’s integration with ASR and dictation software engines, batch conversion, various outputs such as YT, CC, SDI, DVB and others are a list of some of the many advantages SubtitleNEXT provides indicating why beginners and pros find this system a compelling solution.”

CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva concluded, “We are delighted with the outcome of the “Translation Forum Russia” event with ALBA Multimedia’s excellent support. It is rewarding to see how SubtitleNEXT has been so well received there. We appreciate all the work and dedication ALBA has assigned to giving SubtitleNEXT an excellent introduction send off at such a significant event in a very important market. It is an absolute pleasure and also energising for our team to have ALBA Multimedia as close partners. We look forward to their continued efforts to continue to expand SubtitleNEXT across Russia and the former Soviet Union countries, and we cannot wait to see what happens next.”

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About PBT EU Visit at www.pbteu.com

About ALBA Multimedia
ALBA Multimedia has over 15 years of experience in providing professional AV translation and localisation services including AV productions in over 100 language combinations. ALBA’s co-owners have worked on localisation and translation projects for the likes of Netflix, Amazon, HBO, AeroGroup, DreamWorks Animation, SDI Media and other major vendors and have vast experience of editing, copyright laws and preparing complete localisation packages for AV productions including international film festivals. Visit http://www.alba-multimedia.ru/eng/

 

Belgium’s MAX Live Media Access Services relies on SubtitleNEXT’s advanced toolsets to meet real-time accessibility goals


“SubtitleNEXT enables us to meet broadcasters’ demands and high standards by being our one-stop-shop for all of our subtitling needs – the results are always high quality.”

Veronique Denis, Co-founder, Max Live Media Access Services

For immediate release – 28 July 2021, Kontich, Belgium Belgium-based live-subtitling experts MAX Live Media Access Services have invested in SubtitleNEXT to provide real-time subtitling workflows. SubtitleNEXT has already been put to work to support MAX Live Media’s broadcast clients with advanced subtitling services to help meet stringent media accessibility goals, as well as provide interlingual real-time subtitling, timed-text streaming for international events and more.

SubtitleNEXT is a convenient all-in-one solution that can be used for captioning live events and offline content in real time. It can stream content in multiple formats that are suitable for linear broadcasting, including VOD platforms and social media platforms.

Subtitling is finally being recognised as essential, and no longer an optional add-on, as previously perceived. This positive move has revealed how valuable subtitles are to programme makers and filmmakers, as they not only promote growth, but increase profits by reaching out to vast global audiences in different languages.

There is a growing understanding of accessibility, and the definition is broad – from motor disabilities, sensory, to cognitive, the key element is to ensure that content is made accessible to everybody and that no one is excluded. New regulations requiring audio-visual content to be made accessible to everyone, including hearing-impaired people, have resulted in a seismic shift in the broadcast industry’s attitude towards subtitles. Broadcasters all around the world are now subjected to these new rules to ensure scheduled programmes have sufficient subtitling to meet guidelines, thus increasing demand for subtitling and captioning solutions. Accessibility has been made affordable with reliable software systems on the market like SubtitleNEXT, therefore subtitling should no longer be regarded as a regulatory burden for broadcasters.

Co-founder of MAX Live Media Access Services Veronique Denis states, “I have been creating accessible audiovisual content for the hearing and visually impaired since 2015, and over the past few years, people have started consuming audiovisual content anywhere and anytime. This is challenging for broadcasters who want to meet accessibility standards for content that needs subtitling across various platforms. SubtitleNEXT enables us to meet these broadcasters’ demands and high standards by being our one-stop-shop for all of our subtitling needs: – whether they are live, semi-live or pre-recorded, the results are always of high quality. With SubtitleNEXT, we can provide all of these services and more. We are able to meet our clients’ demands for accessibility of all of their content on any platform and we can open up content for other speaking audiences too.

Veronique adds, “We also use SubtitleNEXT to accommodate our clients’ need for accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing with intralingual real-time subtitling of live streams, webinars and other broadcasts and to also provide real-time subtitles for conferences and corporate meetings. Increasingly more companies realise that accessibility is not simply making sure that work space is accessible for people with physical disabilities, but it is also about making sure that those with sensory and ‘invisible’ disabilities are able to participate at work just like any other employee. This fits perfectly with one of our company’s long-term goals: making for a more inclusive society in which accessibility is a given and not something one should ask for. It should be there from the get-go. We try to raise awareness by providing potential clients with statistics, for example that one out of ten Belgians are hearing-impaired. If a company has 50 employees, then 5 could benefit from having real-time subtitling.”

MAX Live Media relies on SubtitleNEXT for other projects such as interlingual subtitling for multilingual events, whether offline or via livestream. Veronique expands further, “As Belgium is a multi-lingual country, it is important for events to be accessible to a diverse audience. Without subtitling, organisers used to resort to interpreters, but then had to have a wide array of audiovisual means to get the message to those who need it. With real-time subtitling we provide textual assistance for those who need it and if the event is streamed online as well, the viewers at home can watch the content with subtitles too. Moreover, the subtitles generated with SubtitleNEXT are timed like regular subtitles, which is something that other text streaming applications lack. Therefore, thanks to SubtitleNEXT, we can provide the client with a subtitle file after the event so that they can use it for the publication of their content.”

A smaller portion of MAX Live Media’s activities includes writing audio description for the blind and visually impaired, using SubtitleNEXT to identify where they can describe what’s shown on screen and then use the reading speed calculations for the text to gauge if the voice-over is timed well. Veronique notes, “Thanks to the many “export-abilities” of SubtitleNEXT, we then can export this audio description script into any format the client may want to use for their script or studio recordings.”

CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva remarks, “We are delighted that MAX Live Media Access Services have embraced SubtitleNEXT to meet their clients’ broadcasting needs. We pride ourselves in providing software that provides our clients with flexibility so they can enjoy a flawless in-house network all under one roof. The SubtitleNEXT subtitling platform provides subtitling professionals with many toolsets that can significantly enhance their work, one example being the “live dictation” function which can be used in live subtitling workflows in order to caption news and events in real time which is quite an exciting new development. Many more exciting features have been released and more are on the horizon for 2021. We are thrilled to have MAX Live Media join the growing SubtitleNEXT family of professional users.”

Defined as an exceptionally dependable subtitling software platform, it is no surprise as to why SubtitleNEXT is referred to by many professionals today as the “subtitler’s lifesaver.” Delivering to high industry standards, the system has an array of immediate resourceful tools and features.

SubtitleNEXT already has a proven track record of success. Throughout the entire pandemic, it has continued to support customers, owing to its flexibility and remote capabilities. Some of the many companies that have already adopted SubtitleNEXT include Polsat, Kino Polska, OiV in Croatia, Listen Up in Bulgaria, AMC in Hungary, Hayat, HD Media, OBN, University of Warsaw, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Doli Media Studio, The European School of Translation, Videohouse, UCM and Hellenic American College of Greece.

Visit www.SubtitleNEXT.com for further updates on the latest news and join the SubtitleNEXT club to stay on top of what’s new in subtitling.


About MAX Live Media Access Services Visit www.livemax.be


 

 

SubtitleNEXT to feature at Translation Forum Russia – 30 July – 1 Aug – Nizhny Novgorod

For immediate release – 21 July 2021, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – IABM-member and systems integration specialists PBT EU has formed a strong partnership with ALBA Multimedia to expand SubtitleNEXT subtitling solutions across Russia and the former Soviet Union countries.

ALBA Multimedia has over 15 years of experience in providing professional AV translation and localisation services including AV productions in over 100 language combinations. ALBA’s co-owners have worked on localisation and translation projects for the likes of Netflix, Amazon, HBO, AeroGroup, DreamWorks Animation, SDI Media and other major vendors and have vast experience of editing, copyright laws and preparing complete localisation packages for AV productions including international film festivals.

Furthermore, PBT EU confirms its participation at the upcoming “Translation Forum Russia” event with ALBA, a major partner of the event. It will be held in Nizhny Novgorod from 30 July – 1 August this year. Established since 2009, the forum is Russia’s leading annual platform in the language industry in Europe and across the ex-USSR republics. The show attracts around 500 participants including representatives of organisations such as the European Commission, UN Information Centre, FIT Europe, the Belgian Chamber of Translators and Interpreters and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

The linguistic expertise offered at ALBA Multimedia includes a wide range of specialist services that include editing, creation of dialogue lists and post production scripts, subtitling of AV productions in Russian and foreign languages, translations of timed text, translation for voice-overs, dubbing and audio descriptions, subtitles for hearing-impaired viewers (SDH, localisation of songs, rhymed texts and much more.

Chief Sales Officer at ALBA Multimedia, Elena Aleksandrova states, “Our company specialises in audiovisual translation in all its forms, ranging from subtitling through to audio description. We understand how important it is to have software that can meet the requirements and standards that various clients need. The features that SubtitleNEXT offers can meet even the most stringent and unusual demands. The variety of AV content on the market calls for different technological solutions, and SubtitleNEXT allows its users to make creative and live subtitles on demand in real-time. Another vital aspect to consider in AV translation is the training of future professionals, and the SubtitleNEXT team understands this important factor by co-operating with universities, which is a dynamic move.”

Elena adds, “As a key partner of the Translation Forum Russia, ALBA Multimedia will also moderate the section devoted to AV translation. The forum draws both freelance translators and representatives of large LSPs, with special attention paid to translation technologies. This is why, I am confident that SubtitleNEXT will be a major attraction to many of the participants attending.”

PBT EU’s Sales and Product Expert Maria Markovska noted, “ALBA Multimedia is a professional organisation that prides itself on high quality standards, and we are absolutely thrilled that they have embraced SubtitleNEXT as they have, which will in turn, play a role in continuing to help them deliver superior quality to their clients. We are delighted to partner with them and participate in the upcoming “Translation Forum Russia” at the end of this month. It is exciting to see SubtitleNEXT’s footprint broaden across to AV professionals in Russia. It is a powerful supplement to traditional subtitling platforms as it incorporates so many features that can tackle sophisticated requirements. SubtitleNEXT was created to make the subtitler’s life easier with versatile options, to make work enjoyable.”

CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva concluded, “ALBA Multimedia’s global outlook is a forward leap in helping provide key LSP services to the industry and recognises the demand for rapidly evolving software platforms like SubtitleNEXT. With easily scalable resources like the SubtitleNEXT software on-site, ALBA Multimedia is equipped with flexibility that can meet today’s demanding AV content needs including the more complex production projects that arise, wherever they may need it, as it can be used remotely too.”

SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative timed-text software platform already adopted across various multimedia industries, offering live and offline subtitling. SubtitleNEXT already has a proven track record of success across Europe and the rest of the world. Throughout the entire pandemic, SubtitleNEXT has continued to support customers, owing to its flexibility and remote capabilities. Many of the companies that have already adopted SubtitleNEXT include the likes of Polsat, Kino Polska, OiV in Croatia, Listen Up in Bulgaria, AMC in Hungary, Hayat, HD Media, OBN, University of Warsaw, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Doli Media Studio, Spain’s UCM and The European School of Translation.

Other organisations that have invested in SubtitleNEXT include Europe’s largest Belgium-based production company Videohouse where SubtitleNEXT was used for well-known TV series such as Big Little Lies, Sirens, Vikings, and many others. The Hellenic American College of Greece is also a SubtitleNEXT fan and has equipped its Masters in Translation students with key localization skills to prepare future subtitlers with a definitive career path to face the pace of demand in the translation and creative industries.

To find out more, and to keep up to date with upcoming events, and future announcements, keep an eye on the SubtitleNEXT website. (https://subtitlenext.com/club/events/)

To find out more about the Translation Forum Russia event, visit https://tconference.ru/en

 

Portugal’s APTRAD confirms SubtitleNEXT as Premium Sponsor

For immediate release – 18 June 2021, Porto, Portugal – PBT EU confirms its participation at APTRAD 2021 this year as a premium sponsor featuring SubtitleNEXT workshop sessions. The four-day conference will take place from 8 – 11 September, marking Portugal’s first-ever international online audiovisual translation event.

In addition, Profuz Digital’s CTO Kamen Ferdinandov, creator of the SubtitleNEXT software platform, will be participating in the technology roundtable as a speaker. The debate plans to outline how AVT tools in a fast-moving industry are playing a key role where content is being produced at a rapid pace. Topics covered include how new subtitling software feature developments such as translation memories, glossary management, hybrid toolsets and more are mapping the way.

The APTRAD conference is designed to attract world-class professionals to explore various areas across the AV translation and broadcast sector, ranging from subtitling, dubbing, accessibility modalities, and in particular, subtitling for hearing-impaired people, and audio description – which are all vital elements for broadcasters.

CEO of systems integration specialists PBT EU, Ivanka Vassileva states, “We feel it is important to be involved in APTRAD this year, as we enter a crucial time in our industry as media accessibility has become ever more integral to many AVT and broadcast professionals. Kamen and I will be discussing the latest in subtitling technology and we will be available at our online SubtitleNEXT booth to demonstrate how our software adapts to specific AVT and broadcasting requirements. Although the APTRAD event will be completely online, we will have a virtual booth, including raffles, round tables, and all the same activities as planned for the in-person event. We are also giving away a free laptop with a SubtitleNEXT “Expert” lifetime license to a lucky guest who enters the raffle at the virtual event.”

SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative timed-text software platform already adopted across various multimedia industries, offering live and offline subtitling. SubtitleNEXT already has a proven track record of success across Europe and the rest of the world. Throughout the entire pandemic, it has continued to support customers, owing to its flexibility and remote capabilities.

To single out some of the many organisations that have already adopted SubtitleNEXT, include the likes of Polsat, Kino Polska, OiV in Croatia, Listen Up in Bulgaria, AMC in Hungary, Hayat, HD Media, OBN, University of Warsaw, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Doli Media Studio, Spain’s UCM and The European School of Translation. Other companies that have invested in SubtitleNEXT include Europe’s largest Belgium-based production company Videohouse where SubtitleNEXT was used for well-known TV series such as Big Little Lies, Sirens, Vikings, and many others. The Hellenic American College of Greece has equipped its Masters in Translation students with key localization skills using SubtitleNEXT software to prepare future subtitlers with a definitive career path to face the pace of demand in the translation and creative industries.

To find out more, and to keep up to date with upcoming events, and future announcements, keep an eye on the SubtitleNEXT website at https://subtitlenext.com/club/events/

APTRAD 2021’s conference pass includes free access to lectures, live courses, and interactive online workshops. Lecture sessions will be recorded which will be made available to all registered participants after the event. To register for the APTRAD conference online, visit https://aptrad.pt/1stAVTIntConf/

Complutense University of Madrid embraces SubtitleNEXT for its AV Translation Prospectus

For immediate release – 27 May 2021, Madrid Spain The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has selected SubtitleNEXT for their subtitling prospectus. The SubtitleNEXT software line has been included in the audiovisual translation degree courses at the university’s Department of English Studies, Linguistics and Literature.

The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is a well-respected public research and one of the oldest universities in the world. It registers over 85,000 students, ranking among Spain’s top universities and offers a vast selection of degrees, providing some of the most prestigious PhD programmes in the country.

Responding to the growing demand for further education in the AV translation field, UCM holds courses in AV translation and media accessibility training which provides students with a detailed introduction into translation and technical aspects related to linguistic accessibility in audiovisual media.

Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics and Translation at the Complutense University, Dr Juan Pedro Rica Peromingo states, “We have already started using the SubtitleNEXT software in my media accessibility audiovisual translation classes here at UCM. The students are eager to master it, and it is working very well, alongside all the other activities we have in class for AVT training. It slots in perfectly and equips our students with a stunning set of toolsets too. We are impressed with the professional and flexible approach that is tailored by the SubtitleNEXT team to meet our requirements.”

Armed with an exceptional background in his field of expertise, Dr Juan Pedro Rica Peromingo teaches English Studies and master’s degrees in English Linguistics at UCM. His extensive research and publications deal with corpus linguistics, audiovisual translation studies, specifically linguistic accessibility such as subtitling for the hard of hearing and audio description for vision-impaired people. He has also published a large number of articles in magazines on the topic, written several books on translation studies and audiovisual translation and has played a major role in the UAB Transmedia Research Group, and in the UCM Research Groups Application of information and communication technologies to translation and Research Group in literary translation. He also heads the UCM Translation, Audiovisual Translation (TAV) and Linguistic Accessibility (TRADAVAL) Research Group. (Further information here https://www.ucm.es/tradaval/)

In addition, Dr Juan Pedro received several grants for research stays at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at the Imperial College in London. In 2018 he carried out a research stay at the Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) at University College London as well. He has recently been appointed as a member of the ISO standard committee on accessibility including the Spanish standardization agency AENOR for the UNE standards on accessibility.

Dr Juan Pedro is also involved in the “COST LEAD-ME” Project which celebrates its 50th year in 2021. It is the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) and is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe, giving impetus to research advancements and innovation by promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science and empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators. COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellence-driven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology. (More info here https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19142/#tabs )

PBT EU’s CEO Ivanka Vassileva comments, “We are delighted to support Dr Juan Pedro and his team at the UCM. It is exciting to hear how passionate he is about his work and how enthusiastic his students are to learn how to use a new system such as SubtitleNEXT and engage with its features and capabilities for their work. It is inspiring to see our SubtitleNEXT platform playing such a vital role in such an established university of UCM’s calibre, which is a positive move forward for the industry, not only in Spain but also for future language and AV professionals worldwide that can follow their lead.”

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the SubtitleNEXT team has also been available to help assist universities that want to transition to remote training. Ivanka adds further, “We are in a position to support educational organisations such as universities and colleges with SubtitleNEXT licenses if they need to continue to work remotely during an evolving and changing situation.”

To find out more about SubtitleNEXT visit www.SubtitleNEXT.com

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Netflix trainer TheyDoe Academy attains SubtitleNEXT Partnership Status

For immediate release – 27 April 2021, Egypt SubtitleNEXT is delighted to announce that cinematic subtitling and translation specialists TheyDoe Academy have received SubtitleNEXT Academy Partner certification. Established since 2019, TheyDoe Academy provides dedicated subtitling training for the likes of Netflix and many other organisations across the Middle East and internationally.

In addition, SubtitleNEXT is proven to provide the best right-to-left languages (RTL) support, firmly upheld by TheyDoe Academy that claims no other industry-leading subtitling applications come close. In right-to-left languages (RTL), translation starts from the right of the page and continues to the left, proceeding from top to bottom for new lines which include Arabic, Hebrew, Pashto, Persian, Urdu, and Sindhi.

SubtitleNEXT is a fast and powerful versatile tool that allows for both regular subtitling, closed captioning/SDH, semi-live subtitling and live subtitling with a highly customisable interface. The system enables users to connect to any live source such as broadcast feeds, webinars, Zoom, AV desks and live streams. The translated subtitles are delivered to screen, laptop, tablet, or smart phone in real time.

Founder and CEO of TheyDoe Academy Mustafa Al-Sotohy, who has worked as an experienced subtitler for many years confirmed, “SubtitleNext is great! While using this extraordinary software application, I found all subtitlers’ needs in ONE system. My Academy “TheyDoe” has been offering subtitling training courses since 2019, I myself since 2015, and I have not come across a more flexible software system that can match SubtitleNEXT. I highly recommend SubtitleNEXT software to Middle East subtitlers and across the globe.”

Expanding further, Mustafa added, “SubtitleNEXT, in my opinion, provides the best support of right-to-left languages compared with other industry-leading subtitling applications, there is nothing else quite like it. I am extremely impressed with this software and I am going to be putting it to good use in all my future subtitling work. In addition, I would like to thank the SubtitleNEXT team, CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva, and the developers at Profuz Digital including Kamen Ferdinandov for their exceptional product.”

CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva stated, “TheyDoe Academy has become the latest training institution to include SubtitleNEXT in their upcoming courses which is wonderful news. We are extremely proud to be in partnership with them and support their high level of training expertise in the region. It is rewarding to see subtitling students worldwide appreciate how intuitive and user-friendly SubtitleNEXT is and to see the benefits the application brings to so many exciting projects.”

Developer of SubtitleNEXT Kamen Ferdinandov and CTO of Toronto-based Profuz Digital stated, “We are honoured to support professionals like Mustafa Al-Sotohy at TheyDoe Academy in Egypt and wish him much success using SubtitleNEXT in his training courses and working with Netflix. We developed SubtitleNEXT to provide users with a multi-file synchronous browsing editing feature with an “editor-like” experience that adapts to all the up-to-date language rules and adjustments. SubtitleNEXT can run on major operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and MAC OS, and is primarily aimed at subtitling and captioning professionals, training academies, through to Language Services Providers, production, post-production companies and broadcasters.”

SubtitleNEXT supports non-file-based media and direct video signals such as analogue, digital, and streaming which makes it perfect for all types of live shows and events such as festivals, theatre, presentations, conferences, seminars and so forth. Its “automation for airing” feature is also useful for live shows and events with prepared subtitles. The full set of digital cinema and TTML format features are also fully supported in SubtitleNEXT, including text positions, effects, sizes and colours, styling, looks including user configurable screen layouts that can be personalised to suit the project and user’s convenience.

To learn more about TheyDoe, visit https://theydoe.com

IT Pros Subtitles® embraces NEXT-TT to Remote-Manage its expanding Localization Services

For immediate release – 16 March 2021, Perugia, Italy – Specialist audiovisual translation firm IT Pros Subtitles® has invested in the NEXT-TT localization platform to manage and organise its expanding remote workflow infrastructure. NEXT-TT is a powerful collaborative hybrid platform which combines SubtitleNEXT software with comprehensive business management processing system Profuz LAPIS. NEXT-TT provides IT Pros with a formidable all-in-one versatile, timesaving, cost-effective solution, therefore equipping them with a highly efficient workhorse to manage teams of freelance translators, and with the bonus of immediate remote access to SubtitleNEXT’s proprietary tools, technologies, and delivery capabilities at the same time.

IT Pros has vast creative experience working with a number of VOD and online content providers, filmmakers, directors, post-production studios, and larger subtitling companies, offering services that include multilingual subtitling, SDH subtitling, AV, subtitle translation services, dubbing, voiceover, subtitle permanent embedding into HD digital files and much more.

Having adopted the SubtitleNEXT application back in 2018, IT Pros was already familiar with the software and ahead of the curve by offering the very first remote SubtitleNEXT online training course long before the pandemic even began. More recently, after exploring various innovative and business management systems that could meet their specific and complex growing requirements, they chose NEXT-TT as the most reliable and extensive system on the market. It was a logical next step for IT Pros to embrace NEXT-TT and be able to virtually connect to the industry’s most inclusive localization platform that would be able meet high standards of performance and delivery that IT Pros clients demand.

IT Pros Subtitler and Translator Monica Paolillo affirms, “We are absolutely delighted with our recent investment in NEXT-TT, which is an SSL secure on-premises based subtitling platform. It gives us the peace of mind that all our content is handled and subtitled securely and confidentially without ever leaving our in-house server. The NEXT-TT system was professionally supplied and installed by PBT EU and is developed by Profuz Digital – they are also the developers of SubtitleNEXT which is, in our opinion, the best subtitling software available on the market right now and great value for money.”

The advantages NEXT-TT commands are unparalleled to other localisation platforms by providing full automation, template proficiency, artificial intelligence in combination with SubtitleNEXT’s user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive, and affordable timed-text software platform. In addition to its remote work capabilities, the NEXT-TT solution supports unlimited users and provides configurable workflows, including the ability to import BPMN workflows. It boasts advanced project management tools that are packed with endless options and settings for customising tasks and project metadata. The platform’s unique hybrid approach to subtitling tools includes a simplified online subtitles editor for translators; and offers advanced subtitling toolsets through integration with SubtitleNEXT. Other highlights include NEXT-TT’s advanced management of video content including watermarking and encryption to secure the highest levels of protection and security for localization service providers. The software interface is available to customers with their own branding and company logo integrated along with the added option to choose in-house hosting or to use a public or private cloud service provider.

Monica points out a few of the many advantages the team at IT Pros are already benefitting from by using NEXT-TT, “Over the past few months, selected projects have been handled within this protected environment where clients can upload and download their files, freelancers can log into the platform and securely transcribe, translate, subtitle from their home office using SubtitleNEXT’s powerful features without downloading or moving files from our server. Our QC team can finalise projects as and when they are ready in a fast-paced, but rewarding, subtitling supply chain. During the subtitling process, all content is watermarked and converted to low res to add an extra layer of security. It’s been a worthwhile transition.”

PBT EU’s CEO Ivanka Vassileva states, “We feel confident that our NEXT-TT solution provides localization companies with a collaborative and reliable platform that solves security and management challenges. Conveniently, the system tackles a plethora of organisational concerns all under one roof. These include content copyrights protection, the entire supply chain management, project management, task planning, translation, QC, and delivery. It even takes remote working into consideration. In addition, we offer our clients the option to customise the system to meet their unique working processes in tune with their organisational structure. We also provide exciting opportunities and incentives to suit all budgets, by offering several licensing packages that cater for small, medium and large enterprises, effectively optimising processes of smaller companies with the same innovative toolsets that larger organisations enjoy.”

Adding further, Ivanka notes, “We cherish our special partnership with IT Pros and are proud to cooperate with world class professionals like them in order to provide to the market a product that fits real users’ expectations. They are early adopters of our technology solutions and we are incredibly appreciative of the role they have played in adding so much value to the growth of our products over the last five years by incorporating invaluable feedback and suggestions. We continue to support them in their ongoing success.”

To find out more about NEXT-TT, visit https://pbteu.com/products/next-tt/

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About PBT EU
PBTEU develops and provides performance-leading solutions and customisable engineering system integration to empower content providers, broadcast, production, and post-production professionals to operate efficiently at the forefront of an ever-evolving digital environment.

PBTEU’s primary focus is flexibility, futureproof customer-driven product innovation, fast deployment, teamwork, perseverance, openness, speed, high quality work, as well as dedicated support of its products, solutions and services, which include – PlayBox Technology Neo product suite, EXEcutor™ broadcast servers and software applications, advanced captioning and subtitling software platform SubtitleNEXT, as well as Profuz Digital’s powerful business process and information management system LAPIS designed to efficiently centralise processes and data all under one roof, including the NEXT-TT platform.

PBTEU collaborates with worldwide renowned technology partners across distribution and system integration projects. Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria with a global outreach including centres outside of the country where sales, support, manufacturing, and R&D operations take place. Visit www.pbteu.com