Subtitling, Captioning & Integrated Playout at NAB 2019

Subtitling, Captioning & Integrated Playout all on one stand at NAB 2019.

Visit Screen and Broadstream for the first time as a combined supplier of world-class subtitling, captioning and Integrated Playout solutions at NAB all on one stand – SU3602.

To book a meeting with a Screen or BroadStream specialist, just click the button below. Be sure to choose the time zone for US Pacific.


New Web Subtitling Whitepaper from Screen

Ever more content is being delivered over IP connections and viewed on non-broadcast devices such as computers, tablets and mobiles. This brings a challenge to provide the same viewer experience as in a conventional broadcast situation.

Although most of these alternative devices can produce HD video and good quality audio to similar standards as a TV set, the same cannot be said of the subtitles.

In a conventional broadcast environment all video, audio and ancillary data services including subtitles or captions are delivered as part of a data stream using one of the major standards (DVB, ATSC or ISDB). The same systems are used for VOD and Catch-up TV where delivery is to an IP based Set Top Box and a conventional display device.

However in the new display devices the decoding and display is performed by a range of browsers or media players and there is far less standardisation.

For video and audio a wide range of codecs are available and can often be loaded or updated as required. For subtitles and captions there are a range of standards including SMIL, SRT, SAMI, TTML and DXFP but all of these are code based and the quality of implementation varies between media players and delivery formats, especially in a streaming, as opposed to file download, environment…….

For the entire document download the full 8 page whitepaper here.


Visit the Subtitling Web Video page on our website here for more information and subtitled video samples.

Screen & EEG Enter Strategic Partnership

EEG, an industry leader in closed captioning, and Screen, announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership.

The relationship will enable the companies to explore mutually beneficial applications for their product lines, providing a more expansive range of solutions to the customer bases each serves in their respective regions. EEG has 25+ years of experience of developing closed captioning solutions for the US and Canada, while Screen has 35+ years of experience developing subtitling solutions for the UK and European markets.

“EEG is always on the lookout for the right collaborators,” says Bill McLaughlin, Software Systems Manager for EEG. “We have a great deal of respect for Screen’s experience, innovations, and the level of service they provide to their customers. By working together on select projects, there is clearly potential for our two companies to strengthen the closed captioning and subtitling solutions that are available worldwide.”

“I am extremely pleased that we have strengthened our relationship with EEG — it feels really good to be building closer links to such a friendly Company,” says John Birch, Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Screen. “I am quite certain that we will be able to combine our talents and experience to develop exciting new captioning and subtitling products and services for the broadcast industry”.