Every industry that is operating is regulated to ensure fair practice and protect customer interest. Similarly, the media and broadcast industry is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a federal agency of congress. FCC regulations oversee the television and radio broadcasting channels, detailing how the FCC authorizes broadcast stations, the different rules pertaining to broadcast programming and operations that broadcasters must comply with, and the essential obligation of the broadcasters that their stations serve their local communities.
Subtitles make videos more accessible to viewers speaking different languages across wider geographies and cultures. This is usually done by retaining the original soundtrack of the video and overlaying audio transcript on the video in textual form. Subtitles have emerged as an important monetization opportunity for media publishers as they allow publishers to gain new markets for their content. Moreover, in the current COVID-19 times when content production has virtually stalled and internet audience continues to grow, media publishers want to maximize reach of their content by providing subtitled versions on different digital channels.
Hewson Maxwell discusses the key challenges they still face when deploying Automatic Speech Recognition to subtitle pre-recorded and live content, whilst Will Williams explains why these challenges remain for speech recognition systems
Across the United States and around the world, the number of viewing options for both conventional television and cinema programming continues to expand and diversify. Along with new viewing options, consumers have come to expect programming to include enhanced features such as subtitles to accommodate the hard of hearing, or people looking to view programs without audio in a noise-sensitive or noisy environment, as well as viewers watching content in a foreign language