Screen Provides Subtitling Systems to The Seven Network
Screen Subtitling Systems has won a contract to supply
HD and SD captioning systems to The Seven Network for Seven’s brand new HD
Channel ‘7HD’ in Australia.
Channel Seven is owned by The Seven Media Group, a long time Olympic
broadcast partner of the International Olympic Committee and Channel Seven will
be broadcasting coverage from this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.
Seven is updating its current system of Screen SRU32
units, which have successfully provided subtitle services to Seven’s five SD
services across Australia, with Screen’s Polistream captioning system. The new Screen equipment expands upon the capability
of the previous system and enables Seven to provide DVB Teletext captions to
support all of its HD broadcast services. In addition, Screen’s technology provides
Seven with the option to carry out live captioning for sport and news broadcasts.
The launch of the new commercial network – the first new network in
Australia in more than four decades – reaffirms Seven’s leadership in broadcast
television, with Seven number 1 in breakfast television, news and public
affairs, primetime and sports .
The subtitling system from Screen will broadcast live captioning feeds
from the Australian Caption Centre, repurposing current captions and playing
out files as and when required. The new
network will broadcast content over five regions covering Adelaide, Perth,
Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.