There is an increasing requirement to provide subtitles for live or near live events such as news, sport and special events. Live and news subtitling and captioning presents a very different challenge to the subtitler and broadcaster compared to pre-prepared subtitles for film and drama. With a critical shortage of time to prepare in advance, it is vital that a range of tools is available to meet the needs of broadcaster and subtitler.

Newsrooms are a complex and fast moving environment. In the past, some broadcasters would have a dedicated news subtitling team working alongside the journalists. The subtitlers would prepare short subtitle files to match the news stories if there was time or use one of the live techniques listed above.

Screen has proven expertise to help you master the challenges of live subtitling. As well as the equipment and software, we also provide advice on the best approach in the context of the programme and training to get you started quickly.

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