NEXT-TT penetrates the UK market as technology partner at London’s Titles-On
For immediate release – 25 May 2022, London, UK – Broadcast media and localisation specialists PBT EU announced today that London-based company Titles-On has invested in the NEXT-TT localisation workflow management technology platform to bolster the company’s infrastructure. NEXT-TT’s wide-ranging functionality has provided Titles-On with a powerful backbone designed to further support the whole organisation, in one single efficient system.
The NEXT-TT and SubtitleNEXT editors system which has been deployed at Titles-On, provides the organisation with dependable support for all subtitling management workflow processes which include closed captions, and subtitles creation, editing, correction, delivery, and in other crucial areas, such as freelance orders, financial and media asset management, purchase order management, automatic pricing calculations, income, and expenses breakdown reports and much more. NEXT-TT is also being used to support clients, in-house project management and professional teams of freelance subtitlers and translators, through to accounting staff and owners.
PBT EU installed a complete NEXT-TT management solution to integrate seamlessly within the organisation as a whole. Titles-On now makes full use of the CRM and commercials management modules within NEXT-TT. The platform’s consistent capabilities encompass every aspect of the business, irrespective of the complexity or simplicity of the tasks at hand.
UK-based Titles-On is a global company with an expanding presence in Asia. The company provides quality subtitling and audio services, such as dubbing and audio description and comprised of talented professionals from around the world to provide subtitling and localisation services. The team is set up to work remotely via cloud technologies, connectivity, and the best industry software. The company has established a reputation for consistency and has acquired exceptional recognition worldwide.
Titles-On is passionate about accessibility and believe that everybody should be able to enjoy the world of media. They also recognise that captions can be instrumental in supporting literacy, and they feel strongly that there is a special place in their hearts for independent film makers to reach audiences across borders and get their films distributed on streaming platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon. Titles-On is affiliated to a number of organisations that work with them to provide the best services for their clients such as The American Translators Association, Media & Entertainment Media Alliance, Entertainment Globalization Association, and the Raindance Film Festival.
“Titles-On is a tech-enabled player at the forefront of utilising the smartest technology to automate parts of our workflow. When choosing our technology partner, the deciding factor was the flexible approach of the team at NEXT-TT, creating a solution for us to meet our specific preferences today as well as facilitating adaptation of the system to meet future requirements. It is like having bespoke technology at retail prices.” Stated CEO of Titles-On, Bente Ottersen.
“We are thrilled to support Titles-On as a fully-fledged cloud facility, which has always been at the core of NEXT-TT’s strategy, long before the pandemic arose. Our aim is to best help companies manage security and complexity across projects, global offices, staff, and freelancers,” noted PBT EU’s CTO Kamen Ferdinandov. “The partnership with Titles-On demonstrates how NEXT-TT’s platform allows global firms to access projects at any given time, from anywhere, and facilitate collaboration among staff.”
“We are immensely proud to be Titles-On technology partner, and it’s rewarding to see them embracing NEXT-TT as their platform of choice for their production pipeline for media localisation workflows, and much more,” PBT EU’s CEO and Managing Partner Ivanka Vassileva said, “Titles-On has an excellent reputation for delivering high-calibre services. They are a dynamic company that continually revises and works with the latest technology to stay ahead of change within our industry, ensuring best practice and adapting to emerging technologies in order to benefit their clients and wider community. We admire their outlook and are very pleased to be providing the NEXT-TT platform from which they can continue to deliver great work. We look forward to a long partnership with them.”
PBT EU specialises in the broadcast and media market with a host of hardware and software solutions for digital asset management and localisation services, which includes the SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT platforms.
NEXT-TT is a hybrid software platform for managing timed-text, dubbing and localisation services for all types of content. It includes functionality for managing translation teams, audiovisual professionals, creative freelancers, while providing users with powerful toolsets in a secure workspace enabling accelerated workflows with quality results.
The SubtitleNEXT platform is used for both offline and real-time captioning for all kinds of media formats. Some of the many organisations, that have already adopted SubtitleNEXT include EMG, Digitalmeister GmbH, Leinhäuser Language Services GmbH, Polsat, Kino Polska, University of Rome Tor Vergata, the University of Warsaw, University of Ghent, European School of Translation, Max Live Media Access, Biovisjon, IT Pros Subtitles, Doli Media Studio, Cube Cinema Technologies, Tring TV, Bulgarian National Television, Canal Plus Myanmar, AMC, HD Media, Hellenic American College of Greece, European School of Translation, the Complutense University of Madrid, and many others.
Find out more about NEXT-TT at https://pbteu.com/products/next-tt/
For more about Titles-On, visit www.titles-on.com
About PBT EU
PBT EU develops and provides performance-leading solutions and customisable engineering system integration to empower content providers, broadcast, production, and post-production professionals to operate efficiently at the forefront of an ever-evolving digital environment. PBT EU’s primary focus is flexibility, futureproof customer-driven product innovation, fast deployment, teamwork, perseverance, openness, speed, high quality work, as well as dedicated support of its products, solutions and services, which include – PlayBox Neo product suite, EXEcutor™ broadcast servers and software applications, advanced captioning and subtitling software platform SubtitleNEXT, as well as Profuz Digital’s powerful business process and information management system LAPIS designed to efficiently centralise processes and data all under one roof. PBT EU collaborates with worldwide renowned technology partners across distribution and system integration projects. Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a global outreach including centres outside the country where sales, support, manufacturing, and R&D operations take place. www.pbteu.com
SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive, and affordable timed-text software platform. Already adopted across various multimedia industries, it is designed for personal and professional use. It easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats such as AR, MR, VR, 8K, 4K, 2K, HD, SD, 3D, UHD across online video, TV, film, theatre, concerts, festivals, conferences, and events. It can be applied throughout the entire video production process from concept to distribution. SubtitleNEXT already has a proven track record of success and continued to support customers throughout the entire pandemic, owing to its flexibility and remote capabilities. Visit www.SubtitleNEXT.com
To find out more, visit www.titles-on.com
Studios take a keen interest in SubtitleNEXT’s Live Subtitling capabilities
For immediate release – 13 October 2021, Sofia, Bulgaria – The SubtitleNEXT team is proud to celebrate a successful outcome after attendance as official Exhibitor Partner and premium sponsor of APTRAD and The Languages & the Media 2021 Virtual conferences last month. With media accessibility being more urgent than ever for broadcasters and AVT professionals, the timing of shows like APTRAD and Languages and The Media, have been of paramount importance.
The SubtitleNEXT team introduced the latest developments of both the SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT software platforms, which attracted the attention of researchers and experienced professionals in the audiovisual accessibility, transaction, and localisation world at the Languages and the Media (L&M) show in Berlin, which is Europe’s leading localisation event.
New features in SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT were showcased and include integration with newsroom editing systems such as AVID, iNews, and Octopus, real-time live subtitling with one or two stages respeaking capability, dictation corrections plus more, all compatible with You Tube, Zoom, Decklink, Newfor and others. The powerful NEXT-TT platform optimises collaborative work and QC, by incorporating many of the remarkable advancements available in SubtitleNEXT.
Highlights and key trends of the L&M show in Berlin covered topics such as machine translation, automatic speech to text and text to speech technologies and how these innovations affect how content owners, media studios, language service providers and freelance subtitlers achieve results as they work on key projects.
CEO of PBT EU Ivanka Vassileva reflected on what she encountered at L&M, “We discovered that there appear to be quite a few Language Service Providers that enter the media localisation market and try to use their computer assisted translation tools for audiovisual translation work. Consequently, this disrupts the traditional subtitling processes, and in turn pressurises the media studios to implement these technologies within their current workflows. Ultimately, this situation then leads to the need for workflow management solutions that are capable of incorporating automatic transcription and translation processing together with the use of other tools. This helps with text correction, but it means that the work of the subtitler in these organisations becomes increasingly more focused on only correcting computer-generated subtitles, instead of actually generating subtitles themselves from a template or from scratch. However, the good news is that all these are functions and capabilities that the media studios require are already available in NEXT -TT and SubtitleNEXT, and it was great that both of our solutions received acknowledgement and interest by them at the show, crediting the software as extremely useful and affordable for companies to invest in, irrespective of their size.”
“Live subtitles for live events and meetings” was another hot topic aired at the L&M show. “Even though many countries already have vast experience in this area, it is still fairly new ground to tread for many new markets presenting challenges that have to be carefully considered such as selecting the best workflows and technologies that include specifics such as language and human resources. Therefore, there is a need for simple, easy to use and highly adaptive solutions for both large broadcasters and small live captioning freelance teams. SubtitleNEXT is clearly a market leader in the live subtitling field as the system offers various workflows and user-friendly tools. Another advantage that SubtitleNEXT offers companies that want live subtitling, is that it provides advanced offline subtitle preparation capabilities in a single application.” Ivanka noted.
As a premium sponsor of APTRAD, the SubtitleNEXT team had a busy turnout to their daily demonstrations of the latest innovations in its subtitling technology, including a new automatic Licensing Manager available in SubtitleNEXT version 5.10. The new License Manager provides organisations with an administrator account to allocate the acquired licenses for the users of choice, under self-management.
Overall, the team’s participation in the technology roundtable proved to be an informative and productive discussion between professionals from different backgrounds. Creator of the SubtitleNEXT software platform, Profuz Digital’s CTO Kamen Ferdinandov was a speaker at the technology roundtable sessions at APTRAD, with his contributions well-respected and highly valued by the subtitling community. He highlighted the important role that audiovisual translation tools play in today’s world and explored informative topics across the AV translation and broadcast sectors ranging from subtitling, dubbing, accessibility modalities, subtitling for hearing-impaired people, and audio description. Kamen said, “We were able to share at the roundtable at APTRAD our current achievements and discuss with other industry professionals about the best way to meet users’ needs, including what’s next in the pipeline.”
The SubtitleNEXT team also invited APTRAD attendees to enter a raffle for a chance to win a laptop and a sought-after SubtitleNEXT Lifetime Expert License. A well-known industry professional in Portugal, Mr Paulo Fernando, was the fortunate winner of the SubtitleNEXT raffle and was impressed with the software which he described as very powerful.
In response to audience requests at these recent events, the team at SubtitleNEXT will be holding a series of technology “SubtitleNEXT Friday Workshops” as of mid-October onwards, to demonstrate how to create subtitles from scratch or from source. The first session will take place on 15th October and will be completely free. Click this link to join in: https://join.skype.com/GJn8QL88GBhT
SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive, and affordable timed-text software platform. Already adopted across various multimedia industries, it is designed for personal and professional use. It easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats such as AR, MR, VR, 8K, 4K, 2K, HD, SD, 3D, UHD across online video, TV, film, theatre, concerts, festivals, conferences, and events. It can be applied throughout the entire video production process from concept to distribution. www.SubtitleNEXT.com
Watch the latest demo of NEXT-TT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx37cFqYOOY
About the Languages & the Media Conference
IABM member PBT EU reveals revenue-boosting solutions at NAB 2019
PBT EU’s vast range of customized Playout solutions with Subtitling platforms opens Localization opportunities for Broadcasters, Content Owners and LSPs
8 – 11 April – NAB 2019, Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
IABM member PBT EU’s Managing Partner and Sales Director, Alexander Stoyanov will be attending NAB again this year in Las Vegas. Apart from meeting with customers and partners at the show, plans to explore current needs, projects implementations, finding strategies to help professionals adapt to the industry’s arising challenges will be on the agenda, as well as keeping abreast of technological trends.
After successive growth, PBT EU continues to provide a wide range of advanced end-to-end turnkey playout solutions including their own EXEcutor™ brand of broadcast servers using PlayBox NEO technologies. Furthermore, PBT EU’s EXEcutor™ Media Integrator module serves as an essential extension expanding the “Channel-In-A-Box” bundle, making it future-ready and highly adaptable for all production environments.
In addition to PBT EU’s renown and proven broadcast solutions, already widely adopted by broadcasters across Europe, the company also offers its popular line of subtitling revenue-boosting timed-text products – SubtitleNEXT™ and NEXT-TT™ that have taken off in leaps and bounds over the past year. Fortunately, expedient systems like PBT EU’s timed-text services incorporate customer-driven development and allow for integration into collaborative systems within broadcast workflows. PBT EU’s platforms support all media from streaming, custom-protected content for multipurpose services, graphics for television, cinema, web, customisable UIs and more.
NEXT-TT launched last NAB and combines captioning/subtitling software SubtitleNEXT with business processing system LAPIS. This unique hybrid design gives users greater freedom of choice on the desktop and in the Cloud. It enables efficient generation, at blistering speed, of timed-text, dubbing and localization services of all content imaginable. It can be used to manage teams of translators, audio-visual professionals, and creative freelancers, and provides a secure workspace with toolsets that deliver reliable high-quality results. (More here https://profuzdigital.com/lapis-features/)
“We want to make broadcasters aware that they could be using subtitles to reach a much wider audience and extend their services to make them more accessible to a larger customer-base. In parallel, they can facilitate content and localization providers in their pursuit of faster and more efficient delivery of material to the distribution networks. Both are consumer driven industries after all.” Alexander notes.
Subtitling is advantageous for broadcasters’ audiences. Timed-text software is a much wider investment and not restricted to subtitling functions alone. Many of the technological innovations in subtitling have come through modules that now support universal subtitle format transcoding and real-time live content. SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT provide immense added value to PBT EU’s existing range of broadcast services, for an industry in a rapid state of transition.
“I will be here to represent PBT EU and engage with broadcasters, content owners, post-production and production companies, localization organisations and Language Services Professionals at NAB. I am passionate to discuss how PBT EU’s customised broadcast solutions enhance facilities with viable end-to-end solutions. Subtitling and content accessibility tools, and how NEXT-TT and SubtitleNEXT can help businesses shift a gear, especially with significant product developments introduced this past year, will also be an exciting topic of discussion.” Alexander confirms.
As people and devices continue to become more inter-connected, professionally and socially, subtitles or timed-text services have become a valuable commodity. Following recent government legislation enforcing delivery of subtitling services to linear TV, OTT and online channels, broadcasters are under pressure to migrate to efficient, affordable timed-text systems. Recent research also indicates many people view video without sound, whether on phones, laptops, iPads or other screens, often outnumbering traditional television viewers. This trend calls for further subtitling especially among younger generations where it can serve to pull community groups together.
On the post-production side, most editing software still contains fairly basic subtitling functions and is inefficient for editors to take on subtitling roles alongside editing. Running standalone subtitling platforms, specialized in the full process, produces better time-saving results. Like most aspects of broadcasting, deadlines, multiple versioning and last-minute corrections govern timed-texts, therefore, complex assignments need straightforward, automated, fast handling.
Live events are another niche market where timed-text services are showing potential. Live production will continue growing to a standalone industry due to the particularities and specific challenges it represents – an emerging market that the SubtitleNEXT team have already planned ahead for.
SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT have already caught the eye of many European higher education institutions such as colleges, universities and The European School of Translation, incorporating them as part of their curricula. Even the Benelux region’s largest production company Videohouse has adopted SubtitleNEXT. Recently SubtitleNEXT was branded official Silver sponsor product of The Languages and the Media Berlin Conference including the upcoming Media for All International Conference in Stockholm, alongside major industry players such as Netflix, OOONA and Lingsoft. A dedicated member site NEXTClub connecting user groups globally, offers an online gathering space, freely accessible to everyone who registers. Exciting zones to explore in the NEXTClub lounge include NEXTblog, NEXTnews, NEXTtips, NEXTacademy, NEXTcommunity and NEXTmembership which can be accessed at https://subtitlenext.com/club/
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to meet with Alexander Stoyanov at NAB.
To set up a one to one press meeting at NAB with Alexander Stoyanov from PBT EU, please contact email@example.com or call Alexander Stoyanov on cell number +359 2 439 21 to meet in the IABM members lounge at NAB.
About NAB – www.nabshow.org
About Profuz Digital – Visit www.profuzdigital.com
About SubtitleNEXT – SubtitleNEXT is a flexible platform for the creation of timed text for all recorded, streamed, and live media. It has been adopted by many universities, associations and companies such as Videohouse, the largest production company in the Benelux region. Compatible with every major subtitle format, including closed-caption, exports for digital cinema projection and DVD, as well as burning in subtitles to video files up to 16K resolution, it performs all text-related tasks such as translating, spotting, transcoding, and QC. SubtitleNEXT may work directly with different storage schemes, securities, and protections, to satisfy all possible current and future requirements. Cloud systems only offer one scheme with material in a shared space which is something some clients don’t necessarily want or allow. Modules or the entire SubtitleNEXT range can be purchased, with a pilot demo of SubtitleNEXT available for download. at Profuz Digital’s e-shop – https://shop.profuzdigital.com
About LAPIS – LAPIS is a central hub that brings control of the disparate data services that media companies use under one roof. It manages complex processes, tasks, video, audio, text, user access, security, and safeguards confidential material. It has the ability to access and search data across many providers such as YouTube, Vimeo, stock image libraries, internal media asset storage systems and customer relationship data bases. LAPIS increases an organisation’s efficiency by speeding up access to a wide range of data, linking this data and helping to reduce duplicated or misplaced data. Visit https://profuzdigital.com/lapis-features/
About PBT EU – Visit www.pbteu.com
What they do – PBTEU develops and provides performance-leading solutions and customisable engineering system integration to empower content providers, broadcast, production, and post-production professionals to operate efficiently at the forefront of an ever-evolving digital environment.
Who they are & Product Line – PBTEU’s primary focus is flexibility, futureproof customer-driven product innovation, fast deployment, teamwork, perseverance, openness, speed, high quality work, as well as dedicated support of its products, solutions and services, which include – PlayBox Technology Neo product suite, EXEcutor™ broadcast servers and software applications, advanced captioning and subtitling software platform SubtitleNEXT, as well as Profuz Digital’s powerful business process and information management system LAPIS designed to efficiently centralise processes and data all under one roof.
A Global Company – PBTEU collaborates with worldwide renowned technology partners across distribution and system integration projects. Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria with a global outreach including centres outside of the country where sales, support, manufacturing, and R&D operations take place.
3 – 5 October 2018 – Hotel Radisson Blu, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
PBT EU is delighted to support the Languages & The Media 2018 Conference in Berlin with its flagship product line SubtitleNEXT logo proudly displayed as official Silver Sponsor product of the show. This year marks the 12th international conference on language transfer in AV media and takes place from 3 – 5 October. Major themes at the conference, sponsored by PBT EU along with big brand names such as Netflix, VSI and STAR, will include new distribution models, language tools, interlingual transfer, accessibility, the future of work and quality standards.
Considered “the fourth Industrial Revolution reshaping languages in the media”, this dynamic conference will examine crucial challenges and the way in which cutting-edge technologies like SubtitleNEXT are changing how AV media is delivered globally and how it’s consumed across languages.
The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition, whereby international solutions providers will showcase a range of innovative products and services. It provides an opportunity to learn about the sector’s pioneering timed-text technologies including SubtitleNEXT. Visitors to the conference can discover how SubtitleNEXT can be tailored to suit and adapt to specific requirements. As part of the lecture agenda, PBT EU representative Vladimir Stanic will present on their new web-based hybrid platform NEXT-TT which gives operators the best of both worlds with desktop and Cloud compatibility.
The complete NEXT-TT solution has resulted in new capabilities enabling extremely fast and efficient generation of managing timed-text, dubbing and localisation services of any type of content, or managing teams of translators, audio-visual professionals, and creative freelancers, providing an ultra-secure and super-fast private workspace, toolsets, and workflows for ensuring quality.
Sales Director at PBT EU, Alexander Stoyanov states, “We are thrilled to sponsor and support this important conference which is a high-level podium for all professionals involved in captioning, subtitling, timed-text, interpreting, and translating across a variety of media. Language essentially shapes who we are and in turn shapes the industry. How technology fits into the equation as a disruptor provides challenges as well as opportunities.”
CTO of PBT EU Kamen Ferdinandov, who will also be present at the event, adds further, “In my view, we are at a historic turning point in our civilisation and it is imperative to discuss the implications of how new solutions are making languages more accessible and affecting communications across cultures through media. So, this will be a fascinating topic threading throughout the 3-day period. As a company, we have embraced these changes ahead of time. We are very excited to present the adaptable capabilities that SubtitleNEXT already offers to help solve the challenges facing subtitlers today in a market that demands constant content at a rapid pace.”
SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive and affordable timed-text software platform. Already adopted across various multimedia industries, it is designed for personal and professional use. It easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats such as AR, MR, VR, 8K, 4K, 2K, HD, SD, 3D, UHD across online video, TV, film, theatre, concerts, festivals, conferences and events. It can be applied throughout the entire video production process from concept to distribution. Visit the “home of subtitlers” here https://subtitlenext.com/
For more information about ‘Languages and the Media,’ please visit the website to register www.languages-media.com