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NAB 2019 – Looking back at a successful stay in Vegas

14 May, 2019

On April 6, 2019 it was once again time for the yearly NAB Show where the Broadcasting and Media Industry meet in Las Vegas to show what’s new, ponder on...

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Red Bee Media demonstrates 4K Workflow at IBC 2018

14 Sep, 2018

At IBC 2018, Red Bee Media will be demonstrating how we, in a unique way, can bring together the drama of live events, our broadcast grade MCR for remote production…

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Why Automatic Speech Recognition is not Automatic Captioning?

11 Sep, 2018

Live captioning is challenging to deliver, no matter how it is produced.  Due to its real-time nature, the text needs to be produced immediately with almost no time for reaction…

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How IMDb and Social Media Can Improve Content Discovery

31 Jul, 2018

The entertainment landscape is not what it used to be – and with the industry, the challenges for broadcasters and operators are changing. While linear TV viewership numbers continue to…

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Subtitling La Roja at the World Cup

11 Jul, 2018

Some people don’t like their jobs, some people do. Then, there are those of us who go to work to watch the World Cup. I am lucky enough to be…

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Video Assist Referee (VAR) Services

24 Apr, 2018

Red Bee Media provides remote video referee services for the Swedish Ice Hockey League as well as for the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) for premier football in the Netherlands. …

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Audio Description: Evolution

18 Apr, 2018

The Audio Description (AD) landscape is constantly evolving: where once we would have exclusively described TV programmes for traditional terrestrial broadcasters, we are now being called upon to work on…

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Can we talk about the other 7%?

11 Apr, 2018

Evaluating Automatic speech recognition for Closed Captioning. In the captioning business you are often asked why more of it isn’t fully automated. People observe the excellent recognition of Siri/Google/Lex and…

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Red Bee Media going to Vegas

06 Apr, 2018

Any trip to NAB is a big event. But, for Red Bee Media this April is a landmark. It’s the first time since we’ve been rebranded, and since we have…

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Live Captioning Events

27 Mar, 2018

Adding value for Mobile World Live TV More than 107,000 people from 205 countries around the world convened in Barcelona for the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress, where more than…

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On Air With... Diana Sanchez, Global Engagement Manager, Access Services

On Air With… Diana Sanchez, Global Engagement Manager, Access Services

05 Dec, 2017

In the first of a new series of interviews with people from across the Red Bee Media business, we get up close and personal with the talented people that help…

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Live versus pre-recorded audio description

11 Jul, 2017

British sports broadcasting legend, Clare Balding, namechecking you before you speak live on TV isn’t something that happens to me very often. But it did happen (twice, in fact), in…

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Captioning Can’t Be Fully Automated

Why Captioning Can’t Be Fully Automated

23 May, 2017

You may have heard the headlines — “We’ve reached human parity” (Microsoft, October 16) as they reach an accuracy of over 94%; Google openly planning to compete with Dragon developers…

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A day in the life of a Sign Language Translator

14 Mar, 2017

I grew up in a time when sign language was viewed as “wrong” in the eyes of the doctors and specialists.   I had to learn how to speak rather than…

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Catching up with captions

21 Feb, 2017

As the Digital Economy Bill reaches the latter stages of the UK Parliamentary process before it achieves Royal Assent and passes into law, it looks highly likely to include an…

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Pooling knowledge in Access Services

14 Feb, 2017

One of my roles as a subtitler is to keep our programme notes updated. My family often ask me why on earth a database of programme information is necessary. Surely…

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40 Years in Subtitling

31 Jan, 2017

The most basic function of any live subtitling operation is to input the dialogue text, and in the early days, the humble QWERTY keyboard was our only choice. Those early…

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Broadcast Technology Trends for 2017

03 Jan, 2017

As we head into 2017 there is a lot to look forward to in terms of technology and innovation. Here are some of the highlights to keep an eye on….

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Subtitling In Home Colours

11 Oct, 2016

“There’s been a last minute goal at Pittodrie!” cried Jeff Stelling, in his typically shrill Hartlepool accent. A pretty common occurrence on the Gillette Soccer Special on a Saturday afternoon….

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Getting Ready for Rio… Live Audio Description for Channel 4

27 Sep, 2016

For an audio-described version of the following blog, press play.   Audio Description…live.  On national TV. For one of THE most important international sporting events this year – the Rio…

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