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Red Bee Media signs French subtitling contract with M6

Red Bee Media has signed a contract with French national broadcaster M6 to subtitle a number of the network's programs from its offices in Paris. The subtitled programs include the midday and evening news.

M6 is one of the first French broadcasters to use the company's unique subtitling technique that allows programs to be subtitled live quickly and efficiently. The respeaking technique enables almost immediate transmission of subtitles on any program.

The aim of the French Government is to subtitle 100 percent of TV programs by 2010. Most of the subtitles are pre-recorded, rather than live, but those that are live have a longer delay in getting to screen than the subtitles that are produced in the UK.

SysMedia has supplied the essential subtitling technology comprising its WinCAPS software and a broadcast data inserter. Each of the WinCAPS workstations can be used to subtitle both pre-recorded and live programs — the latter via SysMedia's SpeakTITLE interface for fast and accurate real-time subtitling using speech recognition.

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