Tag: Netflix

Netflix expands translations on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Netflix is making it easier for everyone to enjoy its content — on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, no less. Heather Dowdy, the company’s director of product accessibility, announced a major plan to expand its audio description and subtitle translations for customers who are blind, deaf, or hard of hearing.

One of the Biggest Multilingual Shows Ever – Pachinko

Not only does the show need to have an all-Asian cast, but it also needed to be told in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and English, as its characters migrated across the world.

American Translators Association calls for fair localization

The American Translators Association (ATA) called Tuesday for the entertainment industry to fairly compensate translators, heating up an ongoing debate about the localization workforce.  The...

Netflix hit Squid Game highlights localization pain points

Netflix paid $13 per minute for translation from Korean audio to English subtitles. But the translators themselves saw little of that payout. It’s emblematic of the labor shortage that could beset the entertainment industry as international media surges in popularity.

Squid Game smashes barriers and records, highlights importance of translation

Squid Game, the blood-spattered, dystopian South Korean critique of modern capitalism from Netflix, is set to become the streaming platform's most watched series in...

Netflix Develops Authoring Specification for Dubs and Subs

Netflix announced late in June that the company has developed a new authoring specification in the hopes of streamlining the localization process for movies...

This Week in the News | July 2, 2021

Memsource Launches New Quality Assessment Features The Prague-based language service provider Memsource announced June 30 that it has added a series of language quality assessment...

Netflix Partners with NMG to Localize Streaming Services

Addressing issues related to content, user interface, and payment options, the partnership will grant greater access to the Netflix streaming service for Russian viewership. Partnering...

How movies impact our societies

Every movie is set and developed in a particular culture. They are an integral part of us; they mirror what we believe in and how we coexist as people. It is easier to see our concerns, attitudes, flaws, and strengths in films than it is to decipher them from our daily interactions.