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Alliance Looks to Improve Captioning Workflow

VITAC, ENCO partnership expands caption encoding, delivery options

Broadcasting solutions provider ENCO and captioning company VITAC, a Verbit company, announced an alliance to expand broadcasters’ options for hardware encoders and cloud captioning.

According to the companies, the alliance combines VITAC’s experience with captioning solutions, ENCO’s encoder technologies, and Verbit’s expertise in AI-driven speech-recognition solutions to provide innovative solutions for caption encoding and delivery.

“We are excited to join forces with VITAC in this strategic partnership,” stated ENCO President Ken Frommert. “By leveraging our respective strengths, we aim to offer broadcasters a broader range of options for caption encoding and delivery, ultimately enhancing their ability to deliver accessible content to viewers.”

Doug Karlovits, VITAC general manager, noted that the alliance will allow for the integration of Verbit Captivate automated speech recognition technology into ENCO’s suite of encoder solutions to improve their captioning workflow.