John Birch Strategy & Business Development Manager at Screen Systems

Accuracy, ASR and Automated Captioning

Accuracy is often quoted and talked about when discussing automatic speech recognition (ASR) and its application to different market areas. ASR accuracy is often quoted as a percentage, but as a percentage of what? The number of correct words? Does that include omissions, punctuation, spelling and grammar errors? A comparison of ASR systems on the […]

20/05/2019

Speechmatics and Tedial partner for live ASR solution

Read the news release from TVB Europe detailing Speechmatics’ partnership announcement with leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, Tedial. Speechmatics has incorporated its automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with Tedial’s live sport solution SMARTLIVE. The partnership allows operators to search for comments made during a sporting match or live event, automatically create file locators and […]

28/03/2019

Red Bee Media creates live automatic subtitling system

Read the article by Broadcast Now which details Speechmatics’ recent partnership with Red Bee Media, part of Ericsson, in a bid to make more unregulated content accessible to a wider audience. Tom Wootton, Product Manager at Red Bee Media, said: “We are constantly on the lookout for ways to optimise and improve our processes. Our […]

20/09/2018

Red Bee Media partners with Speechmatics for new live automatic subtitling solution

Read the article by SVG Europe detailing Red Bee Media’s partnership announcement with Speechmatics. The partnership aims to make more unregulated content accessible to a wider audience. Graham Wilkinson, presentation and content manager at Channel 4 said: “Red Bee Media has been a key partner in helping break new ground in broadcasting accessibility. The introduction […]

10/09/2018

Speechmatics and Red Bee Media to discuss subtitling perfection using Automatic Speech Recognition at IBC 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Will Williams, Machine Learning Engineer at Speechmatics, will be presenting with our partner Red Bee Media’s Emerging Technology Lead in Access Services, Hewson Maxwell at the IABM Future Trends Theatre at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. The presentation will explore whether it will ever be possible to achieve perfection when using […]


Red Bee Media, Speechmatics partner on subtitling solution for social media

Read the article by TVB Europe about how Red Bee Media have partnered with Speechmatics to create a new live automated subtitling solution for social media and other unregulated channels. The solution will use automatic speech recognition technology (ASR) and channel it through Red Bee Media’s bespoke Subito Live subtitling platform which includes sophisticated formatting […]

07/09/2018

What’s in a trademark?

When referring to names that are trademarked it can be important to display this. The use of the trademark symbol enables others to respect and not infringe on intellectual property, deterring them from attempting to use the name or mark for their own business, preventing confusion in the marketplace about the identity of a product or service. […]

05/09/2018

IBC 2018: Tedial to showcase new AI sports production tools harnessing speech-to-text

Read the article written by Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe detailing Tedial’s cutting-edge live sport solution, SMARTLIVE, which integrates Speechmatics’ speech-to-text capability to bring the sports back office and archives closer to live than ever before. SVG Europe


What’s in an acronym?

Acronyms are often understood and used more than their unabbreviated form. This occurs nearly everywhere, for example, ‘BLT’ is just as understood in a restaurant as ‘Bacon Lettuce and Tomato.’ In some cases, the acronym is more common than the complete form, PM is used for afternoon and hardly ever do people say “Post Meridian”, […]

04/09/2018

What’s in an abbreviation?

Producing text in the form that is expected makes copy much easier to read and reduces confusion. For example, if you worked somewhere where speed measurements were commonplace and it read ’30 miles per hour’ all the time, then it would not only make for long sentences but would also be harder to read as […]

03/09/2018