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Starfish launches subtitle multi-file compare application

18 August 2011
Starfish launches subtitle multi-file compare application

Isis Subtitle Compare is a new subtitle multi-file compare application for broadcasters and subtitle bureaus that create or use multiple language subtitle files. Discovery Communications Europe – which helped to developed the application’s feature-set – is the software’s initial customer.

The transmission of English language programmes with multiple language closed captions is now increasingly common in Europe as it offers a cost-effective method approach to providing programme regionalisation.

The Starfish software runs as an automated service and simultaneously compares a series of defined parameters in multiple subtitle files. The output report details the comparison results and produces a graphic display which could also be used for manual verification.

Peter Blatchford (pictured), sales and marketing director at Starfish, commented: “The development of this product followed as a natural extension to our very successful subtitle QC application. The accuracy of closed captions and subtitles on TV transmission is increasingly part of a broadcaster’s service level agreement. Our automated QC and subtitle comparison technology will help tremendously to ensure more reliable and accurate caption and subtitling services.”

www.starfish.tv

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