Tech Fact Sheet

For Public Service Media access services such as subtitling are very important. The formats used for its creation and distribution are evolving and converging around IMSC.

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Although Public Service Media have a good track record in producing subtitles, the underlying technology was never created to meet today's demands. Some of it even is not openly standardised. By defining state-of-the-art formats for subtitling, the EBU helps its Members to adapt their subtitling workflows to the latest needs.

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This work is part of the EBU Strategic Programme on Video Systems. Especially see the EBU Subtitling Group.