Subtitling activities at IBC 2016

During IBC 2016 the EBU is organizing the following activities related to subtitling:

1. Presentations in the EBU Innovation Theatre

2. A subtitling vendors tour

3. A cross-industry meeting on subtitling formats


The presentations will give an update on using the EBU-TT specifications. The Open Source Meet-up will include at least one presentation on subtitling, as well.

Date & time    Topic    Presenters    Booth
Fri 09 Sep 14:00 - 14:30 hrs   EBU-TT Live   BBC & Ericsson   10.F20
Sat 10 Sep 16:30 - 18:00 hrs   Open Source Meet-up       10.F20
Sun 11 Sep 14:00 - 14:30 hrs   BBC Guidelines & EBU-TT   various presenters   10.F20

Vendors tour

Date & time    Topic    Booth
Fri 09 Sep 11:00 - 12:00 hrs   Ericsson   1.D61
Fri 09 Sep 13:00 - 13:45 hrs   Adobe   CANCELLED
Fri 09 Sep 15:30 - 16:30 hrs   Screen Systems   1.C49
Fri 09 Sep 17:00 - 18:00 hrs   Castlabs   14.L02
Sat 10 Sep 14:30 - 15:30 hrs   Limecraft   10.F42c

The vendors tour is organized to look at some of the latest (product) developments and to discuss subtitling standardization in general. The target audience is formed by broadcaster representatives responsible for or working with subtitling technology.

You can register for the tour by filling in the form below. Note that there is no central meeting place, but all participants will meet at the time and location indicated for each visit. In case of any questions, please e-mail:

Last name
Screen Systems

Cross-industry meeting

The EBU-sponsored subtitling meeting will bring together key representatives from industry organizations working on subtitling formats (not limited to the EBU or its Members). The goals are to share the latest on the 'subtitling formats landscape' and to encourage harmonization where possible.

The meeting will take place in the Holiday Inn Hotel (close to the IBC venue) on Saturday 10 September from 11:00 - 13:30 hrs (including lunch). Registration for this meeting is mandatory and places are limited. 

If you are interested in this event, please send an e-mail to stating your name, company and if you want to give a brief (5 minutes!) presentation on your work in this domain.

The EBU reserves the right to limit participation (e.g. if multiple registrations from the same organization are received).

A more detailed programme will be shared amongst the participants, closer to the event.


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