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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Expands Emmy® Award-Winning Work on Captions and Subtitles for More Accessible Video Content

W3C's Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1) is new global standard

MovieLabs is very pleased to support the publication of the IMSC1 caption standard. Our thanks to Pierre-Anthony Lemieux for moving this forward. "Starting with the foundational TTML1 and now with IMSC1 and TTML2, the TTML family of standards gives the industry a common target for worldwide authoring and distribution of subtitles and captions, which greatly facilitates implementation and improves fidelity of experience across borders." Jim Helman, MovieLabs CTO.

For the complete press release, see here

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EMA and MovieLabs Release Media Manifest Delivery Core
January 19, 2016

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs) today released the Media Manifest Delivery Core specification, a simplified schema for the delivery of media assets related to online motion picture and television content.
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Congratulations to the World Wide Web Consortium
January 8, 2016

Congratulations to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for receiving a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award at CES this year for making video content more accessible with text captioning and subtitles.

For the category “Standardization and Pioneering Development of Non-Live Broadband Captioning,” the Emmy Award recognizes W3C’s Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) standard that addresses the needs of people with disabilities, particularly the deaf or hard of hearing. Producers of video content for the Web use W3C’s TTML standard to author captions and subtitles that make online videos accessible to millions of people.

MovieLabs is proud to work with the W3C to advance new TTML features such as TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1). IMSC1 is intended to simplify TTML implementation and authoring by bringing together popular TTML profiles in use in the industry, including EBU-TT-D. IMSC1 adds support for enhanced text padding, image subtitles and forced subtitles. Pierre-Anthony Lemieux (supported by MovieLabs) is the editor of IMSC1.

For more information about the Emmy ® Award and TTML, see here.
The Divergent Series, Amazon, HBO NOW, and MovieLab's Craig Seidel Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment
Oct 15, 2015

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) yesterday presented The Divergent Series, Amazon, HBO NOW, and Craig Seidel of MovieLabs with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, innovation, and leadership. The awards were presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.