Audiences are at the heart of everything the BBC does, and R&D is no exception. Our research into human behaviour and psychology helps the BBC decide how best to serve its audiences in an ever-changing media landscape.
This paper provides an overview of the subtitle research conducted by BBC R&D over the past two years.
Research paper published Sep 2015
This study examined the impact of subtitle display rate on enjoyment for a representative sample of subtitle users. The results challenge previous assumptions.
Object-Based Audio Applied to Football Broadcasts - The 5 live Football Experiment
White paper published Nov 2013
The Development of a Methodology to Evaluate the Perceived Quality of Live TV Subtitles
White paper published Oct 2013
Dr Chris Dunn,
Prof. Yiu Lam,
Localisation Performance of Higher-Order Ambisonics for Off-Centre Listening
Dr Chris Dunn,
Localisation of Elevated Sources in Higher-Order Ambisonics
A Voice Classification System for Younger Children with Applications to Content Navigation
An Assessment of Virtual Surround Sound Systems for Headphone Listening of 5.1 Multichannel Audio
Handout produced for IBC 2013
Research paper published Sep 2013
Measurement of Subtitle Quality: an R&D Perspective
White paper published Jul 2013
Candidate Techniques for Improving Live Subtitle Quality
Understanding Audience Behaviours around Big Screens in Public Spaces
White paper published Apr 2008