Use Cases - Media Distribution & Captioning

Upgrade your Media Distribution & Captioning Tech with Speechmatics

Help your customers accurately caption, subtitle and index their media content to reach a global audience. Our unified speech-to-text API is what you’ve been looking for.

Viewers will LOVE what they see.

With more content and a bigger global audience than ever, providing accurate subtitles and captions can seem daunting. We understand.

Serve a Global Audience

Our ASR supports over half the world’s population with its language coverage. Let your customer’s media reach as wide an audience as possible, regardless of the audio language. 

Improve Viewer Satisfaction

Viewers now expect to be able to view content with captions. A joint study from Verizon and Publicis Media found up to 80% of viewers are more likely to finish a video with subtitles. Over 60% of young people watch ALL videos with captions. Offer great viewing experience whilst reducing your total cost of ownership.

Accessibility & Compliance

Offering accurate captions will not only broaden your audience, but will also ensure you remain compliant, regardless of the geography you operate in. 

One API. Many, many use cases.

With industry leading accuracy and language coverage, you can broaden your offering to media companies and trust that the end audience will like what they see.

Live Captioning

Create accurate captions, in real-time, in either the original spoken language or translated into one of our 69 supported language pairs.

Post Production Captioning 

Accurate subtitles in over 50 languages to ensure your content hits a global audience.

Content Indexing and Search 

Transcribe and tag your entire back catalogue with ease, ensuring your existing content is findable on and offline.

"We're delighted to work with Speechmatics to drive our live and batch captioning processes – they continue to be ahead of the pack for all our key quality metrics"

Tom Wootton

Tom Wootton

Head of Product Area for Broadcast Services, Red Bee Media

Manual becomes automatic.

Speechmatics harnesses AI and machine learning to give you fast, accurate transcription in multiple languages, without the headaches of the past. 

Accurate Transcription 

Our latest update, Ursa, delivers unprecedented performance across a diverse range of voices and accents, no matter how noisy the background. We observe relative accuracy gains of 22% and 25% versus Microsoft and OpenAI’s Whisper respectively.

How We Compare >


Our ASR supports 50 languages, covering over half the world’s population, with unmatched accuracy. Whether you need Brazilian Portuguese or Canadian French, we have you covered with a single language model that supports all associated accents and dialects. 

Language Coverage for Over Half the World >


Real-time transcription and translation for 69 language pairs, powered by unparalleled accuracy, speed and simplicity, all using a single API. You’ll get initial transcriptions in milliseconds, with context-driven accuracy improvements over time. 

Real-Time, real benefits >

Wide Support of Media Types 

Speechmatics supports all major video and audio types, so there’s no lengthy file preparation needed for transcription. 

Discover more on our latest features >

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Like what you see? So will the viewers.

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