Pixel Power Partners with YellaUmbrella for Subtitles and Closed Captioning

Pixel Power partners with YellaUmbrella to integrate subtitles and closed captioning.

Pixel Power and YellaUmbrella announced a technology partnership to deliver multi-lingual live and file-based subtitles and closed captions in multiple formats in use around the world, from within the Pixel Power environment. 

“Access services like subtitles are an imperative for all broadcasters, and a legal requirement for many,” said James Gilbert, CEO of Pixel Power. “For our playout automation solutions we needed to add this capability and wanted to work with a forward-looking, virtualization-ready company like ourselves. YellaUmbrella was the ideal choice.

The YellaUmbrella functionality includes speech-to-text conversion for live subtitling, as well as multi-format support. “Inserting subtitles or closed captions is a surprisingly tricky business, not least because of all the different file formats required,” said Matt Deakin, CEO of YellaUmbrella. “We understand and have solved all the challenges, in a forward-looking software solution.

The YellaUmbrella core offering, Nebula, is a software product offering flexible functionality that can be used on a dedicated computer, virtualized in a data centre or in the public cloud. Like Pixel Power, it offers a range of licensing options, including paying directly for usage as well as term licenses. 

Using its Gallium Workflow Orchestration technology platform, Pixel Power has a rapidly growing global reputation for playout automation, and an increasing market share in true live broadcasting such as news and sports, where there is a requirement to add captions for the hearing impaired in real time. The YellaUmbrella functionality includes speech-to-text conversion for live subtitling, as well as multi-format support.

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