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Subtitling in Italy


Let's face it- it's challenging enough to come across a reliable subtitling service provider online. But try finding one that can truly convey the authentic experience with your content in Italian!

There is a commonly adopted subtitle development process that all subtitling companies follow. For a start, customer content is reviewed, and professional audiovisual translators are assigned. Then English Master Templates are created, translated into Italian, and proofread by captionists. Finally, the Italian subtitles or captions are QCed and delivered in the requested subtitle format. And following this workflow should be enough to transcend the authentic content feel in Italian.

But there's a catch.

The original content has been produced in another country, within a different cultural context and simply translating and subtitling it in Italian language is not enough to convey its creative intent. In result, the translated version fails to engage the Italian viewers and very successful TV shows, films, commercials, video games or other media end up as mediocre for the Italian audience. 


To help you transcend the original experience with your content and achieve a native feel, we apply a culture first approach- we craft and deliver Italian subtitles that consider all local norms and traditions to create a culturally relevant and immersive viewer experience for Italy.


GoPhrazy provides Italian subtitling services through our native subtitle translators for the needs of your TV, films, cartoons, animations, e-learning videos, commercials, and video games. Here's the deal- it takes just 3 easy steps with us to make your subtitles perfect for Italy:


subtitling in just 3 easy steps:

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    describe your specifications

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    request a quote

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    get your ready-to-use files


Since 1994 we have localized over 10 000 hours of TV programming in foreign languages for providers like Discovery Channel, TLC, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and many more. The list gets bigger when we add localizing of over 1000 film titles for theatrical and TV distribution, as well as blockbuster games like League of legends, GTA and Civilization.


But that's not all.


We are also a preferred multilingual subtitling company to leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi, localizing countless TV commercials for Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Gillette, Sony, BMW, Danone and more.


Where dialogue becomes vision


What makes over 300 companies come back and reward us with more than 10 000 projects over the years is our culturally intelligent approach. It’s a group of methods that blend meaning and feeling with local expertise to provide a peace of mind that your media feels great in Italian.


It all starts with you


We know that the most important factor in communication is to make sure that your viewers can connect and engage with your content not only on a linguistic but most importantly on a cultural level. That's why we don’t simply translate and subtitle your script in Italian language. Instead, we assist you in adapting your content to the local culture and craft a superior viewer experience.


Italian subtitling company

Italian subtitling company


GoPhrazy is the number one choice for Italian subtitles and captions due to our obsession with Client needs and our determination to deliver all projects always on time, in full and error free. We are an award winning subtitling company, trusted by major broadcasters and platforms.


Expertly written and perfectly timed


Our subtitlers are not only true experts in Italian language but also in weighing written against spoken words, editing text to fit both visually and contextually, retaining the essence without any loss of meaning. While translating and developing Italian subtitles, we consider the rhythm of the video, dialogue pace and the viewers' reading speed. We create subtitles and captions with timings synchronized with a surgical precision to the highest level of accuracy (up to 1/100 sec). As a result, our Italian subtitles are always consistent but above all, always a pleasure to read.


Our Italian subtitling specialists


Creating Italian subtitles requires much more than simply making a word-by-word translation of a video script. Our subtitlers need to understand and experience the content; retain the context and meaning of the original version and convey it into Italian, considering cultural differences. That's why we work with a large pool of Italian subtitle translators that have expertise in many sectors, including entertainment, advertising, video game, e-learning, technology, and more.


Our in-house subtitling department


Though we employ highly trained, experienced and subject-matter competent, native freelance Italian subtitle translators, we also have a team of in-house subtitling QCers who validate each and every file against the assigned specifications and cultural checklists to ensure that your Italian subtitling service is always delivered correctly. In result, your Italian versioned media is ready to publish, in the style and format that you require. We strive to provide a seamless viewer experience in Italian and we know that the perfect subtitling is the one that you never notice.


Subtitling technology


While our culturally intelligent approach ensures the cultural fit of your content in Italian, it's our best-in-class technology that enables us to deliver superior quality while remaining cost effective. It empowers a collaborative environment and content flows that simplify the process and help you reach your Italian audience faster, cheaper and better than ever before.


Italian subtitling services

Italian subtitling services


At GoPhrazy we develop, translate and provide Italian subtitles that are relevant from both culturally linguistic and technical standpoint in order to create a truly immersive and memorable experience with your content for Italy. Our subtitling and captioning services are mostly used by TV channels, OTT, IPTV and VOD platforms; film, advertising, education, video game and IT companies for making their media accessible to the Italian audience and are well known for their focus on precision and style. In the recent years we are also facing an increasing demand for Italian subtitling services by social/ video sharing platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.


Our subtitling services


  • Italian subtitling from template
  • Italian subtitling without template
  • Italian subtitling on provided script
  • Italian subtitling with no script available


Italian closed captioning


Improve the accessibility of your content in Italy by taking advantage of our Italian closed captioning services! While subtitles are created for hearing viewers and only reflect dialogue, our Italian closed captioning includes all audio elements to provide more context and enhance the content experience for viewers with hearing disability. We cover any sound in the video that is not visually evident and develop Italian closed captions with the assumption that the viewer is restricted from hearing the audio. We split the transcribed text into chunks (caption frames) and enable your Italian audience to follow the audio, video or captions interchangeably. Thus, we improve the accessibility and overall viewer experience for Italian audience with hearing impairment who depend on captions to understand the video. As these captions are enclosed in video stream and can be turned on and off at viewer's comfort, they are named "closed captions".


Italian open captioning


In case you need to improve accessibility for your videos, cinematic and theatrical content, our Italian open captioning services are the perfect match for you. Unlike closed captions, open captions are embedded (burnt-in) the media file and become an inseparable feature of the video. They cannot be switched on and off like closed captions but on the other side have other benefits. They are easier to use, eliminate the need to manage separate files and inconsistencies among various media players. They enable publishers to control caption size and style and (if the text is generated properly) come in sync with video while not requiring a special software for playback.


Italian SDH subtitling


Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing (or HoH subtitling) quickly becomes a media accessibility standard in Italy to respond to emerging regulations. It provides the closest-to-equal experience with your content to the Italian audience that suffers of hearing loss and combines both subtitle and caption content into a single file that is then translated into Italian. SDH include dialogue transcription, speaker IDs, audio description and could be placed anywhere on the screen to follow the sound positioning. While SDH includes audience with hearing loss, it also improves entertainment value and adds flexibility to education and information resources.


SDH are particularly designed for deaf, Deaf or hard of hearing audience.


  • Deaf with lower case "d" refers to viewers that cannot hear but can speak
  • Deaf with upper case "D" refers to viewers with hearing loss that prefer "sign language"
  • Hard of hearing refers to viewers with any level of hearing impairment


Led by exceptional people and supported by a state-of-the-art technology, we deliver Italian captions in a quick, responsive, reliable, convenient, consistent, transparent, and risk-free manner across various industries, while keeping you informed at every step of the way with your project.


Italian subtitling rates

Italian subtitling rates


Due to economies of scale, technology utilization and supply chain integration GoPhrazy provides some of the most competitive rates for Italian subtitling services at no compromise on quality. We build collaborative relationships with Italian linguists to guarantee consistency with the costs over time and make your ongoing projects predictable with budgets. At the same time, we know that each subtitling project is unique, and we consider certain factors to estimate our rates.


Factors affecting Italian subtitling rates


  • Deadline- a rush charge applies for urgent/ same day Italian subtitle delivery
  • Complexity- for super complex matter additional charge could apply
  • Volume- bulk order discounts are available for formal volume commitment
  • Source language- for subtitling videos that are not in English additional charge applies
  • Subject matter- topics that require in-depth competence might cause additional charges
  • Source video quality- poor image and sound makes subtitling harder and affects rates


For long form media broadcast projects, Italian subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are estimated per minute of video. For short form, or non-broadcast projects, Italian subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are quoted per project. We don't support a generic rate card as we approach every request individually to provide custom quotes that best serve your needs at the most competitive price. Our individual approach and attention make sure that you always get the right files, within the right budget, at the right time. 


About Italian language


Italian is a Romance language spoken by approximately 65 million people primarily in Italy, as well as in parts of Switzerland, San Marino, and Vatican City. Italian is descended from Latin and belongs to the Romance language family. It shares similarities with other Romance languages like Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Romanian. Italian is a phonetic language, meaning words are pronounced as they are spelled. Each letter typically represents a consistent sound, simplifying pronunciation for learners. Italian is known for its melodic quality, with a rhythmic cadence and a musicality that distinguishes it from other languages. It has a pleasant flow, making it enjoyable to listen to and speak. Italian verbs are highly inflected and undergo extensive conjugation based on tense, mood, person, and number. There are three main verb conjugations (-are, -ere, and -ire), and irregular verbs are common.  Italian vocabulary has influences from Latin, as well as borrowings from other languages such as Greek, French, and Spanish. The language is known for its expressive vocabulary, particularly in the fields of art, music, and cuisine.


About Italian language


Italy has been a cradle of artistic innovation for centuries. From the masterpieces of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David and Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, to ancient Roman ruins like the Colosseum and the Pantheon, Italy is a treasure trove of artistic and architectural wonders. Italian cuisine is beloved worldwide. It is characterized by fresh, high-quality ingredients, simple preparations, and regional specialties. Pizza, pasta, gelato, and espresso are iconic Italian culinary creations. Each region boasts its own culinary traditions and specialties, reflecting the diversity of the country. Italy is a global leader in the fashion and design industries. Italian fashion houses, such as Gucci, Prada, and Armani, set trends and inspire fashion lovers worldwide. Italian design is known for its elegance, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, whether in fashion, furniture, or automotive design. Family plays a central role in Italian culture. Strong bonds among family members and close-knit communities are highly valued. Family gatherings, communal celebrations, and sharing meals together are cherished traditions. Italy is known for its vibrant festivals and celebrations. Events like Carnevale in Venice, Palio di Siena horse race, and the Venice Film Festival attract visitors from around the world. Religious festivities, such as Easter processions and Christmas traditions, are also deeply rooted in Italian culture. Italians are known for their zest for life and passionate nature. Whether it's enjoying a leisurely meal, engaging in animated conversations, or embracing art and music, Italians have a fervent and expressive approach to life. Italian culture is a fusion of historical heritage, artistic achievements, and a love for good food and beauty.

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