Netflix sued for lack of captions
June 17th, 2011
Netflix sued for lack of captions on streaming videos
CNN isn’t the only company being targeted by rights activists for lack of captions in its video streams; Netflix also is being taken to court over not providing accessible videos for the hearing impaired. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) accused Netflix of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not providing captions for most of its streaming videos. | more
Lawsuit against CNN
June 16th, 2011
Lawsuit against CNN brings captions into the spotlight
A disabilities rights group sued CNN this week for not providing closed captions for its online videos. The lawsuit, which was filed against CNN parent Time Warner in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday, puts the issue of captioning back into the spotlight, and a defeat for CNN could have significant implications for every online video provider in California. | more
Active Transcript
March 31th, 2011
Active Transcript, a new innovation by SubPLY
Active Transcript is a powerful tool that increases user engagement with videos and boosts video SEO.
Active Transcript allows the viewer to search for a word within a video (in any of the available languages) and get directly to that point in the video by clicking on the text from within the transcript. | more
Canada Accessibility Regulations
March 27th, 2011
Canada Accessibility Regulations
In November 2010, a federal court ruled that the federal government of Canada must make its websites accessible by relying on the updated (version 2.0) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. | more
U.S. Accessibility Regulations
January 27th, 2011
U.S. Accessibility Regulations
Overview of U.S. accessibility regulations regarding online video captions.
By Matt Knopf | more
SubPLY Online Ordering Service
January 4th, 2011
SubPLY Online Ordering Service is up
SubPLY Online Service is an online system for ordering and managing Transcripts, Captions and Subtitles for web videos. Using the system will enable you to Link/Upload a video file, order Transcripts, Captions or Subtitles, pay for the service using PayPal and receive what you ordered using your account. | more
Happy New Year
December 22th, 2010
Happy New Year
As the holiday season approaches, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership. It is business associates like you who make our jobs a pleasure and keep our company successful. | more
November 9th, 2010
SubPLY is Mining Value of Captions for Online Video
SubPLY, a captioning technology provider, is finding that captioning, a long-mandated feature in television, is also quite valuable in online video. Whereas in TV captioning has largely been a regulatory-driven requirement, captioning in online video is strategic as well, as VP of Business Development Matt Knopf explained to me recently. | more
October 10th, 2010
President Obama signs into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
This act includes a number of provisions intended to increase access to video programming on television and the internet, require as access to the user interfaces used to access information online via smart phones, and require access to on-screen menus for DVD players and set-top boxes. | more
October 6th, 2010
SubPLY by PLYmedia won the Department of Defense (Education Activity) (DoDEA) bid for Audio-Visual Transcription and Captioning Services.
SubPLY by PLYmedia was one out of 31 companies that participated in the bid.
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June 23rd, 2010
Captions for Web Vids is Growing Biz: SubPLY by PLYmedia in Deals with Brightcove, Kit, Livestream, Ooyala, Kaltura, and others.
See Matt Knopf, our VP of BizDev, interviewed on Beet.TV | Interview with Matt Knopf
November 20th, 2009
PLYmedia offers real-time captions and super-fast transcriptions to suit the needs of live streamers.
PLYmedia presents LIve Captions: a new service that transcribes and captions videos in real time. See the CrunchUp demo here and here. | Read more on TechChrunch
October 27th, 2009
PLYmedia and Ooyala will colaborate to make video accessible to the hearing impaired and enable greater search engine visibility. | more
October 20th, 2009
PLYmedia will present the Federal Communication Commission with a solution to extend online video access to the hearing impaired. | more
June 9th, 2009
The new add-on enables JW users to add subtitles and closed captioning layers onto the video screen and more. | more
May 3rd, 2009
SubPLY is happy to launch its Automatic Transcript Service, based on speech-to-text and OCR technologies. | more
April 2nd, 2009
PLYmedia, SubPLY's parent company, is proud to have been chosen as one of Red Herring's Top 100 promising private ventures. | more
March 23rd, 2009
Results from a recent trial show that subtitles increase the duration of time that users spend watching online videos by almost 40%. | more
March 1st, 2009
With SubPLY's API's you can now create transcripts and automatic translations of your captions. | more
December 10, 2008
SubPLY is proud to provide The Story of Stuff with subtitles in eleven languages for the celebrated site's new International Section. | more
September 2nd, 2008
SubPLY to offer free captioning on YouTube videos
SubPLY to offer free captioning on YouTube videos. Read about it on TechCrunch. | more