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Subtitling in Iran


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 Persian!

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 Persian, and proofread by captionists. Finally, the Persian 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 Persian.

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 Persian language is not enough to convey its creative intent. In result, the translated version fails to engage the local viewers and very successful TV shows, films, commercials, video games or other media end up as mediocre for the local 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 Persian subtitles that consider all local norms and traditions to create a culturally relevant and immersive viewer experience for Iran.


GoPhrazy provides Persian 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 Iran:


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 Persian.


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 Persian language. Instead, we assist you in adapting your content to the local culture and craft a superior viewer experience.


Persian subtitling company

Persian subtitling company


GoPhrazy is the number one choice for Persian 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 Persian 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 Persian 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 Persian subtitles are always consistent but above all, always a pleasure to read.


Our Persian subtitling specialists


Creating Persian 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 Persian, considering cultural differences. That's why we work with a large pool of local 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 Persian 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 Persian subtitling service is always delivered correctly. In result, your locally versioned media is ready to publish, in the style and format that you require. We strive to provide a seamless viewer experience in Persian 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 Persian, 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 local audience faster, cheaper and better than ever before.


Persian subtitling services

Persian subtitling services


At GoPhrazy we develop, translate and provide Persian 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 Iran. 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 local audience and are well known for their focus on precision and style. In the recent years we are also facing an increasing demand for Persian subtitling services by social/ video sharing platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.


Our subtitling services


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


Persian closed captioning


Improve the accessibility of your content in Iran by taking advantage of our Persian closed captioning services! While subtitles are created for hearing viewers and only reflect dialogue, our Persian 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 Persian 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 local audience to follow the audio, video or captions interchangeably. Thus, we improve the accessibility and overall viewer experience for Persian 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".


Persian open captioning


In case you need to improve accessibility for your videos, cinematic and theatrical content, our Persian 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.


Persian SDH subtitling


Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing (or HoH subtitling) quickly becomes a media accessibility standard in Iran to respond to emerging regulations. It provides the closest-to-equal experience with your content to the local audience that suffers of hearing loss and combines both subtitle and caption content into a single file that is then translated into Persian. 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 Persian 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.


Persian subtitling rates

Persian subtitling rates


Due to economies of scale, technology utilization and supply chain integration GoPhrazy provides some of the most competitive rates for Persian subtitling services at no compromise on quality. We build collaborative relationships with local 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 Persian subtitling rates


  • Deadline- a rush charge applies for urgent/ same day Persian 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, Persian subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are estimated per minute of video. For short form, or non-broadcast projects, Persian 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 Persian language


Persian, also known as Farsi, is an ancient and culturally rich language primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, as well as by diaspora communities around the world. It is a member of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Persian is written in the Persian script, an Arabic script adapted to write the Persian language. It is written from right to left and has a cursive, flowing appearance. Persian has a rich and diverse vocabulary, drawing from various sources, including Arabic, Turkic languages, and its own historical literature. It has a reputation for its poetic and lyrical quality, which is evident in its extensive poetry tradition. Persian is a pitch-accent language, where the pitch or tone of a word can change its meaning. There are three main tones in Persian: high, mid, and low. Persian has a rich literary tradition that dates back over a thousand years, with celebrated poets like Rumi, Hafez, and Ferdowsi. Persian poetry is renowned for its beauty, depth, and philosophical themes. There are regional variations of Persian, with Iranian Persian being the most widely spoken. Dari is spoken in Afghanistan, and Tajik is spoken in Tajikistan, each with some distinct vocabulary and pronunciation differences. Persian has played a significant role in the propagation of Islam, particularly in the early Islamic period. Persian remains a vital language in the realms of literature, academia, media, and diplomacy, with Iranian Persian being the most widely spoken and influential. 



About Iranian culture


Iranian culture is a rich and multifaceted tapestry that has evolved over millennia, influenced by its historical, geographic, and religious diversity. It encompasses a wide range of traditions, art forms, customs, and values that make it unique and captivating. Iran has a long and storied history, with contributions to art, science, and literature dating back to ancient times. It is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, Persia. Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country, and Islam plays a significant role in its culture. Mosques, shrines, and religious rituals are central to daily life. Iranian art is known for its intricate patterns, calligraphy, and vibrant colors. Historic architectural wonders like Persepolis, Isfahan's mosques, and the ancient city of Shiraz showcase the country's architectural prowess. Iranian cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with dishes like kebabs, rice pilaf (chelo), and stews (khoresh) being staples. Traditional Iranian music features instruments like the tar, santur, and ney. Persian classical music, along with traditional dance forms like the Persian dance (raqs-e irani), holds cultural significance. Iranian culture places a strong emphasis on family bonds and hospitality. Extended families often live together, and guests are warmly received with tea and sweets. Iran is renowned for its exquisite handwoven carpets and rugs. Persian carpets are considered some of the finest in the world and are valued both as art and practical items. 

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