Accurate and Engaging

We provide accurate and engaging in-vision sign language translation for live news and pre-recorded video content. Our sign language translation capabilities incorporate high-quality access solutions for DVD and web-based content, meeting – and often exceeding – all regulatory requirements.

We’re the Access experts

Monitoring the changing access requirements and recommendations for hearing-impaired viewers requires a level of market vigilance that can be demanding. We’re always among the first to hear about new developments from, among others, the National Registers of Communications Professionals (NRCPD) and the British Deaf Association, and Action on Hearing Loss. We’re quick to ensure that our Sign Language meets the latest industry requirements, and we engage with the Deaf community to ensure our services are responsive to their needs.

Expertise and technological edge

We offer the perfect blend of expert translators with the relevant cutting-edge technology. Whatever platform your content’s destined for, we’ll supply Sign Language Translation that’s accurate, engaging and provides full access.

Live Service Provided By Deaf Interpreters

Red Bee Media is the only national provider of live British Sign Language (BSL) services for news programs, and with a unique solution developed over 8 years, Red Bee Media is combining technical innovation and expert interpreters to deliver a sign language service for live news & event broadcasts. With this setup, for the first time Red Bee Media can enable Deaf interpreters to work on live programs.

Live sign language interpreting has traditionally needed to be provided by hearing interpreters; through technical innovation and practical experimentation, Red Bee Media has developed a groundbreaking solution for these live services to be provided by Deaf interpreters as well.

Sign Language: Facts and Figures

  • Delivery of more than 2,000 hours of SLT per year for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, including live news
  • Two state-of-the-art HD signing studios in London
  • Regular workshops, reviews, auditions and translation training for improved British Sign Language accessibility and language quality


Our in-house Sign Language Translation studios and media packaging tools are the product of many years’ experience, research and investment.


We work closely with industry-approved external training bodies (such as Signature), to make sure that our experts are always leading the way with the latest requirements and skills.


We are the only national provider of live news Sign Language interpreting in the UK. Our unique remote broadcast HD and DPP-compliant studios allow us to deliver these services globally