Screen specialises in developing products for the preparation and delivery of subtitling and value-add information services across multiple platforms and devices. Our major customers in the worldwide broadcast market include broadcast networks, producers and service companies.
Our products are in use 24×7 all around the world, powering broadcast subtitle production and transmission, and delivering up-to-the-minute teletext and interactive content.
In the area of subtitling, our team includes experts in subtitle production and delivery technology who have consistently innovated world-leading systems to reduce production costs and increase transmission reliability and capability. Whether your needs are for language translation, access services for broadcast, DVD, web or mobile our products will help you stay ahead.
In the field of value-add information services for teletext, we bring the experience necessary to deliver end-to-end solutions tailored to integrate with existing information systems and content. We can repurpose information, transform data feeds, and enable publishing of common content to multiple platforms or devices.
Backing up a world-leading development team is a 24×7 support operation committed to customer satisfaction and quality. It is our mission to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships with customers, working directly and through our sales partners. You can be confident with Screen.
Screen was founded as Screen Electronics by Laurie Atkin in 1976, and pioneered the first ever electronic subtitling system, providing the first digital character generator to the BBC. Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Screen continued to lead the market, developing a number of new subtitling technologies including fully automated transmission using timecode, the first PC based subtitle preparation system and the first multi-channel, multi-language subtitling systems.
In the early 1990s the company was acquired by Subtitling International, Sweden, and changed its name to Screen Subtitling Systems. In 1997 two groundbreaking systems were launched: the Imitext encoder and Vidcache (hard disc video and audio caching). In 1998 Screen worked with Thomson, NDS (Tandberg), DiviCom and Philips, becoming 1st choice provider for UK DTT providing 130 channels of DVB subtitling during just 2 years.
In 2001 Screen took subtitling technologies into the 21st Century with the Polistream transmission and Poliscript preparation products. In 2011 it diversified by acquiring SysMedia Ltd, a leader in the fields of subtitle preparation and teletext content production and publishing systems. Then in 2018, the company itself was acquired by BroadStream Holdings Ltd (BHL) bringing Integrated Playout into the fold of its capability via sister company BroadStream Solutions.
Screen is now the number 1 provider of subtitling production and delivery systems in the world, and with its broader product portfolio now builds on that success with products that enhance broadcast content with value-add information services across multiple platforms and devices.