SubtitleNEXT is the Tool of Choice for European School of Translation’s audio-visual courses
PBT EU and EST partner to provide the best learning opportunities to subtitling professionals of the future
When professionals with a passion meet, they share ideas that spark innovation. This happened recently at The Languages & The Media 2018 Conference in Berlin, when Valeria Cervetti, head teacher and director of the Audio-visual Translation courses at the European School of Translation (EST) met PBT EU’s Sales and Product Specialist Maria Markovska.
Valeria was looking for a user-friendly, reliable and professional software tool for her subtitling students, an application that could help them take their first steps, and then provide a lasting solution for their professional career requirements. She had been using PBT EU’s SubtitleNEXT solution for some time and was convinced it was the right answer for her training needs.
PBT EU’s COO and Managing Partner Ivanka Vassileva and her team, on the other hand, were looking for a training school to partner with, to introduce young professionals to the world of subtitling with PBT EU’s SubtitleNEXT educational version, a fully-featured edition of their flagship software.
It was a marriage made in heaven: – EST and PBT EU decided to sign a partnership agreement in which PBT EU would provide free educational licences for EST students throughout 2018 as well as a 30% discount on the purchase of any version of SubtitleNEXT. The educational licence (fully functional except for imports/exports limited to 20-25 subtitles) covers installations for both Mac and Windows OS users.
EST will become a certified SubtitleNEXT teaching institution at the SN Academy, thus helping to promote the use of this simple, yet powerful professional tool for the audio-visual industry.
“We are honoured to partner with PBT EU and very excited to start this joint venture,” commented Andrea Spila, Director of Studies at EST. “We are sure that our students will greatly benefit by using SubtitleNEXT during our courses and that they will be fully equipped subtitlers when they enter the industry.”
“We are delighted to join hands with the European School of Translation and look forward to a close long-term relationship with them. This collaboration is a natural step forward in bringing greater value to enhancing the careers of trainee subtitlers and translators. The European School of Translation are renown for equipping professionals of the future with the best credentials including knowing how to use the latest innovation in their field such as SubtitleNEXT. We feel very proud and excited to see our SubtitleNEXT software well-placed in a respected educational organisation like the European School of Translation, where it can help to serve future generations.” PBT EU’s Sales and Product Specialist Maria Markovska confirmed.
SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative timed-text software platform, designed for personal and professional use. Used throughout the entire video production process from concept to distribution, it simplifies processes throughout the entire work cycle. Fully customizable and intuitive, it delivers quality results with accuracy and speed: it is therefore an ideal solution for both students and junior or senior professionals, requiring a fully-fledged tool to meet their most demanding challenges. Already adopted across various multimedia industries, it easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats across online video, TV, film, theatre, concerts, festivals, conferences and events. It can be applied throughout the entire production process from concept to distribution. https://subtitlenext.com/product-line/platform/
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 has also founded the NEXTclub – a growing SubtitleNEXT community sharing tips and tricks, where members can contribute to forums and have access to key industry insights. Join the Club here https://subtitlenext.com/club/
The European School of Translation was the first Italian school to offer online training courses for translators. Founded in 2009, EST has trained professionals of all ages, focusing on technological and entrepreneurial skill development, as well as on translation skills. In 2017, EST launched a learning path for training audio-visual industry language experts; the courses are directed by Valeria Cervetti, a senior subtitling, dubbing and adaptation consultant, as well as founder of Terzarima, together with Arianna Farabollini, also a trainer on the course. EST was founded by AlfaBeta, a Rome-based language service provider and web consultancy specializing in multilingual web solutions.
About The European School of Translation (EST)
EST Media Contacts
Andrea Spila, Director of Studies, EST
The European School of Translation
+39 348 7957699
About The Languages & The Media 2018 Conference
About PBT EU
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. Visit www.pbteu.com Follow on Twitter @PBT_EU
PBT EU Media Contacts
Alexander Stoyanov, Sales Director & Partner
+359 2 439 21 90
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
Demonstrations feature European debut of NEXT-TT & EXEcutor™ Media Integrator
IBC Stand 9.LP35, IBC Show, The RAI, Amsterdam, 14 – 18 September 2018
IBC2018 sets the scene for the European premiere of new Timed-Text hybrid platform NEXT-TT powered by Profuz Digital from global systems integration specialists PlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU). PBT EU will also showcase the EXEcutor™ Media Integrator module, already adopted by major telecom operators. Demonstrations will take place at PBT EU’s dedicated Launch Pad 9.LP35 at the show, from 14 – 18 September in Amsterdam.
The complete NEXT-TT solution is comprised of two distinct elements that work together as a single, unified platform: LAPIS (Limitless Advanced Powerful and Intelligent System) with timed-text subtitling software application SubtitleNEXT. The fusion 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, audiovisual professionals, and creative freelancers, providing an ultra-secure and super-fast private workspace, toolsets, and workflows for ensuring quality.
NEXT-TT has already attracted the attention of leading Hollywood studios and quickly gaining a reputation as a gamechanger in subtitling. This unique approach is designed to give users greater freedom of choice in how they work with desktop or cloud applications. SubtitleNEXT and LAPIS can also be used separately bringing the best of both worlds to subtitlers. (https://subtitlenext.com/product-line/platform/)
LAPIS is a central hub that brings 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.
NEXT-TT is user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive and affordable already adopted across various multimedia industries and is designed for both personal and professional use. It easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats such as AR, MR, XR, 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.
PBT EU partnered with Italy’s IT Pros Subtitles® this year to create the first remote online course for translators to learn subtitling skills based on SubtitleNEXT. The initial training module, along with other brands, went ahead recently run by IT Pros’ most experienced subtitler Monica Paolillo who trained a group of translation professionals to master the software. In addition, the recent launch of a new website www.subtitlenext.com has been labelled as the “Home of Subtitlers” and a NEXTClub members community is growing around the product, with a new e-shop that opened in time for NAB earlier this year. https://shop.profuzdigital.com
PBT EU will also support the Languages & The Media 2018 Conference in Berlin in October with its flagship platform NEXT-TT logo proudly displayed as official Silver Sponsor product of the show, alongside STAR, Netflix and VSI.
PBT EU’s other product on show, the module-based EXEcutor™ Media Integrator introduces three new levels this year at IBC. The system serves as an essential addition to “Channel-In-A-Box” bundles, making it future-ready and adaptable for all production environments. It expands the “CiaB” concept beyond traditional channel origination, over to production and asset control environments, making it more accessible. It is easy to upgrade and is a future-proof solution that evolves and scales with growing requirements without losing data or history and hosts dedicated tools for CRM and project management. (https://pbteu.com/products/executor-media-integrator/)
PBT EU’s GM, Vladimir Stanic will be on hand to share insights and expertise and says, “Our EXEcutor™ brand of products will be enriched by the enhanced EXEcutor™ Media Integrator, plus the premiere of several new server models. Our services can be tailor-made to create the best results to suit each individual case. We welcome visitors to the show to come and talk to us about how we can help. We have a reputation of being good listeners and customers expect a pleasant client journey. PBT EU‘s Launch Pad at IBC2018 is an excellent starting point.”
After just providing solutions to Videohouse, the largest production house in the Benelux region, PBT EU’s sales director Alexander Stoyanov comments, “2018 marks another year of massive penetration and expansion of diversified timed-text services followed by content and process management systems. Our main emphasis for this IBC combines both trends and all visitors can enjoy the European debut of the NEXT-TT hybrid platform, announced at NAB a few months ago.”
Meet the team at PBTEU’s Launch Pad 9.LP35 to find out more about solutions at the forefront of digital environments.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting at the stand, or feel free to drop by anytime for a chat. Register for the show at www.ibc.org