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Ceefax Style Subtitles

I notice you have received a number of posts over the past few years to highlight how poor the ‘Ceefax’ style subtitles on Virgin are compared to the likes of service provided by the BBC iPlayer app and Netflix/Amazon. 
Can you please advise if you would be able to consider an update of your television software to allow less intrusive subtitles on all your provided channels?

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Re: Ceefax Style Subtitles

Hi Rossil,

the subtitle style might be rectified when Virgin switch over to their new Horizon interface, however there is no confirmed date as to when this will be happening.

They along with other companies offering TV services are working together with Ofcom.

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Re: Ceefax Style Subtitles

The subtitling on MPEG encoded linear broadcast channels is standardised across all DVB platforms, so it looks the same on Freeview/Freesat, Sky & Virgin.

With internet platforms broadcasters can develop what they choose with any software they choose. MPEG is a fixed standard as it has to be compatible with everything in the broadcast chain & a plethora of receiving equipment of varying ages.

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It's unlikely this will be addressed with the v6 TV box as there is a new generation box due next year 

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Re: Ceefax Style Subtitles

As I say its standardised across all DVB platforms.

The current standard is from 2017 & is incorporated into all the current MPEG decoder chipsets:

https://dvb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/a009_dvb_bitmap_subtitles_nov_2017.pdf

 

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Re: Ceefax Style Subtitles

old beeb style teletextold beeb style teletext

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