TVT will deliver high quality localised versions of popular documentaries for Japanese VoD service
London, 07 May, 2015 – TVT, the leading independent media services and post-production house, today announces a deal to provide BBC World News video on Demand (VoD) content to Hulu Japan, a popular VoD service offering users more than 13,000 assets available on more than 90 million devices.
The new agreement follows a long-standing relationship with the channel, where TVT has assisted in the delivery of regional Japanese content for 21 years. Providing a complete media management service, TVT is currently responsible for subtitling and dubbing documentary and current affairs programmes as well as providing a closed caption service for hard of hearing viewers. As one of only a handful of Western media companies with established operations in Tokyo, TVT also runs a daily, real-time news translation service for the channel, operating 18 hours a day with teams based in both London and Tokyo.
TVT will be starting its work as VoD provider for Hulu Japan with the fast turnaround of local content. TVT will be responsible for re-packaging and translating content and captioning into both English and Japanese, as well as managing all the related metadata for some of BBC World News’ popular programme strands including Hardtalk, The Travel Show, Click, and Our World.
“Our experience of working within Japan and with the BBC is what truly makes this a great fit. VoD providers such as Hulu expect high quality and consistent content which conforms to their strict criteria for video encoding and metadata and our knowledge of the market and the requirements of VoD platforms means we are able to deliver exactly that,” said Kim Thesiger of TVT. “We also pride ourselves on our tailored, bespoke approach to media management – it is something we really excel at. The new agreement with BBC World News complements the work we already do with them. We look forward to kick-starting our work for Hulu Japan, and helping to deliver great, local content.”
Hulu joins a host of other VoD platforms that TVT deliver content to including Netflix, Comcast, UPC, Mediaset, Multichoice and Canal and which covers providers in the U.S., Western & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and now Asia making TVT one of the World’s most experienced VoD content management specialists.