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English subtitling service

English voice-over and subtitling agency
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English subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable English subtitling service for your business video content. We've more than 25 years’ experience in delivering TRANSLATIONS, VOICE-OVERS, SUBTITLES & CAPTIONS in over 80 languages.

Our English subtitling service level will delight you. All the work is done in-house, at our base in Reading, apart from translations which we subcontract to in-country linguistic experts. With Matinée you are buying our service quality and our expertise.

We guarantee to deliver the best, no nonsense English subtitles service anywhere in the UK. Whatever the challenge, we guarantee to deliver and delight. Check out our FAQs for more information and costs.

Call us now on +44(0)118 958 4934 or email You can also use the Quick Quote form opposite for an instant response.


English subtitles for Lush TV

Lush TV required an English subtitling service for their latest video about “The Perfume Society” event in London.

Matinée transcribed the audio, cued the time-codes and condensed the transcription for subtitle use i.e. so that it would fit in the screen limits.  Finally the English subtitles were synced to the video and burnt-in to an MP4 file.

A short history of the English language

English is a West Germanic language and it is spoken in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia Ireland and New Zealand. It can also be found in the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. After Mandarin and Spanish it is the most spoken language in the world and it is also taught as a second language.  It was due to the formation of new colonies abroad that the English language spread to places like North America and Australia.

English was introduced to Britain by the Anglo Saxons, who came to England in the 5th century. At that time the language was called Old English. Although Old English would be extremely difficult to understand today, there are many words in our present day vocabulary that come from this language.

In the 11th century after the Norman’s invaded England it was called Middle English and Chaucer was popular at this time.  At Court French was spoken and many French words are now included in the English vocabulary.

In the 15th century the language became known as Early Modern English. At this time the printing press was introduced and the St. James bible was printed. Shakespeare was busy writing too at this time.

Late Modern English came into being in the 1800’s and contained a wider vocabulary and is recognisable today.




This video montage features a variety of subtitling projects we have completed in a number of languages. It also
shows four different ways in which the subtitles can be displayed on screen.