10/07 - Animated Film – A Driver of Learning Experience

Animated Film A Key Driver In A Child’s Learning Experience

Animated audio-visual productions are increasingly at the heart of children’s learning experiences – be it at home or at school. The arrival of digital technologies in the classroom allows kids, who would otherwise struggle, to better grasp the curriculum. Learning through film is an entertaining and fun experience that has the power to stimulate the child in a way that a book cannot.

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18/05 - Understanding the Fine-Art Dubbing

Understanding the Fine-Art Dubbing

Did you know that most titles are produced with little to no consideration of nascent international versions?

I moved to France in the mid-nineties when the sitcom “Friends” was making waves across the world. Coming from Ireland, I was accustomed to watching the original series with the “real” voices. While it took me some time to adapt to the dubbed version, within a few short weeks I was keenly following the series in French and had all but forgotten what the real character’s voices sounded like.  

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24/03 - Localisation is the Key to Success

Localisation is the Key to Success in the Expanding Kids’ TV market

Haymillian has helped many content owners distribute localised versions of popular animated children’s content across the globe. Some of our customers include Globe Edutainment, the founder of VIPO the Flying Dog, and the renowned kids channel, BabyTV.

It’s often said that “children’s programming is the glue” that keeps many homes subscribed to a particular service. Content for kids is certainly proving to be quite a lucrative business for the online streaming platforms who have all launched and continue to expand their children’s programming libraries. The business of kids is proving to be a “sticky” one indeed!  

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07/03 - FCC Online TV Content Captioning Deadline is Looming

FCC Online TV Content Captioning Deadline is Looming How Prepared Are You?

As of July 1st 2017 (which at the time of writing this article is less than four months away) video clips from live and “near-live” TV programming must be captioned if they are re-distributed online. This applies to programmes which have already been closed captioned on live US TV – they now necessitate the addition of closed captions when they are published on the Internet. The law does not apply to content that is shown only on the Internet, such as original content exclusively broadcast on online streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon.

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21/02 - Subtitles - a Legal Requirement for On-demand

Get ready Subtitles Soon to be a Legal Requirement for On-demand Content in the UK

On February 8th 2017, the UK government passed an amendment as part of the Digital Economy Bill to make Video-on-Demand (VoD) subtitles a legal requirement. This means that all on-demand broadcasters will now have to subtitle a minimum level of their content to be compliant with the new law.

The amendment is the result of the “Subtitle it!” campaign launched in June 2015 by UK charity, Action on Hearing Loss, asking the UK government to end the digital exclusion faced by people with hearing loss when watching TV and films on-demand. This new law will give Ofcom the power to impose a minimum quota of subtitles, as well as audio descriptions and signings for Video-on-Demand content.

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