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French subtitling service

French voice-over and subtitling agency
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French subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable French 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 French 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 French 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.


French subtitles – 50 Years of Amtico

Amtico’s translation agency – Comtec Translations, required a subtitling company to help produce French subtitles for their “50 Years of Amtico International” promo.

Matinée transcribed the English audio (an interview with CEO Jonathan Duck) and Comtec Translations performed the translations into French, following Matinée’s subtitle guidelines.  Finally Matinée synced the French subtitles to video, and burnt-in to an MP4 file.

A short history of the French language

English to French subtitling service

French is a Romance language like Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. It is spoken by around 338 million people and in Europe it is the third most spoken language after English and German. It is also the official language of 28 other countries, which include Canada, Switzerland, Gabon and Chad. French speakers can also be found in places such as Jersey, French Polynesia and Tunisia due to French colonisation in the past.

In Africa, there is a large majority of French speakers, either of a first or second language and French is said to be the fastest growing language on the continent.

From the 17th century French was used as a diplomatic language and this only changed in the 20th century when it was replaced by English. Sub Saharan Africa speaks French, but the dialect is difficult for other French speakers to understand. However, written French is very similar to that found in France and other French speaking countries.

Canada has a large majority of French speakers, both as a first and second language. It is the only official language in Quebec, whereas other provinces share the language with English at federal level. In the United States, French is said to be the fourth most popular language after English, Chinese and Spanish. French today is one of the most important diplomatic languages.




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.