IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is the biggest annual event for the publication and promotion of the work that we do at BBC R&D.
Back in December last year I ran a series of user tests for a piece of research on the relationship between the impact of errors and delay on the perceived quality of subtitles. Just before we ran the tests we made the decision to publish the results externally, and because the results would be of interest to many in the broadcast industry, I decided I would aim to present the results at IBC. My proposal for a paper was accepted back in March and at the same time we started to plan our participation in a BBC R&D stand. The full paper was finally accepted for publication in June.
My paper, “The Development of a Methodology to Evaluate the Perceived Quality of Live TV Subtitles” was one of three papers in the session “Access Services – How Can We Produce Them Efficiently?“. This was the first time a whole session at the IBC conference has been devoted entirely to the subject of access services, and showed a growing interest in the subject, particularly subtitles.
Source: BBC R&D