Closed Captions for YouTube

If you need closed captions added to your video, then look no further.
Matinée Multilingual has been delivering outstanding value translation, voice recording, subtitling and closed caption services from the UK, for over 30 years

Subtitling services
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Closed captions will increase traffic to your website

Customers are increasingly using search engines to find products and services. As a result Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has become an important consideration for all businesses. Closed captions can help.

Google (and the other search engines) rank websites higher if video content is present on the page. But did you know that Google also indexes the written content within Closed Captions (AKA Subtitles)?  Google calls these caption files “Interactive Transcripts”, but they are essentially just a text file with time-code information, to sync the words to the video. Google will look at these Caption files for keywords that match a user’s search terms.

Improve your visibility to Google by adding keyword rich closed captions

Take a look at our video case study below and click the play button. Then click on the cog in the bottom right hand corner (settings) and select the language of your choice. All of these text files help us to raise our presence within the search engines.

English Closed Captions for NHS

Case Study

Becoming new parents can be difficuly, and more and more parents are using online resources for guidance and information on important aspects of parenthood.

Shout Communications approached Matinée Multilingual on behalf of the NHS, with a set of 9 educational videos to subtitle in English. The videos offer information on a variety of different parenting queries including when to introduce your baby to solid foods.

Click on the cog at bottom RHS of the video screen to view the captions. You can find out more about our YouTube closed captioning services here:

For our Subtitle and Captions rate card and FAQs

Creating captions can be very time-consuming

Creating captions can be very time-consuming with no training, so many video owners rely on YouTube’s built in Automatic Caption feature.

The problem here is that YouTube will often interpret music or sound effects as speech. Similarly the Automatic Captionfeature, which uses Google’s machine translation code, cannot be relied upon for accuracy, particularly if a video has idioms or pop culture references.

If the content of your captions is important, you should consider using a professional Closed Caption service provider like Matinée Multilingual.  It’s not as expensive as you may think and your business will immediately benefit with:
  • VISBILITY – YouTube’s Closed Caption files are indexed by Google, so captions rich in keywords will improve your presence on the web.
  • ACCESSIBILITY – captions make your video more accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing. Captions can also help viewers with no sound system, or in a noisy work environment to understand your video.
  • GLOBALISATION – translating the captions is a relatively inexpensive way of translating video for foreign markets. And translated captions are searchable.
Matinée has a team of experienced in-country translators, and in-house transcribers and subtitle engineers, ready to create closed captions and subtitles for your YouTube or Vimeo content. Just complete the Quick Quote below, and we’ll respond to your quote request within the hour. If you prefer, you can email: or call +44 (0)118 958 4934 for an immediate response.
Creating captions can be very time-consuming

Use our Quick Quote form to get a cost for your project within the hour

Let us know what you need and we’ll send you a cost for the project within just one hour. Please try and give us as much information as you have so that we can cost the project accurately. Please tell us the approximate length of the video and anything else that you think we might need to know.

You’ll also find our production quality second to none, and our service level to be top notch. We have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of subtitling and closed captions. We work on a variety of projects including TV and radio advertising, corporate and educational videos, business presentations and e-learning.

And once you receive your quote, we promise we won’t keep pestering you for the sale. Your information is kept totally secure and we’ll respect your privacy at all times.

If you prefer to discuss your project in more detail you can call: +44 (0)1189584934, or email:

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    Translation companies and production agencies

    Working with translation and production companies

    Adding audio visual services to your mix will create many new sales opportunities for your team

    Matinée has over thirty years of experience working alongside translation and production companies. So you can be sure our project managers are fully at home with the technical process of supervising and delivering localised material, in a professional manner. We can add translation, voiceover and subtitling to your company’s offering, which will appear seamless to your clients and yet mesh easily with the processes in your own departments.

    If you are a translation company, we will send you some helpful guidelines when providing us with copy or scripts, and we can either work from your translations or handle the whole project for you, including translation. If you are a production company, we will provide translations or subtitles in your preferred format; whether that’s subtitle-ready files (XML or PNG), or burnt in as fully-subtitled videos. Voiceover recordings can be supplied as edited files, or we can remix with the original music and effects and provide a finished video, ready to go.

    Working seamlessly with your team, we can take on all or part of the process, according to your needs, and help widen your service offering.

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