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Subtitling in Spain


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 Spanish!

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

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


GoPhrazy provides Spanish 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 Spain:


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 Spanish.


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


Spanish subtitling company

Spanish subtitling company


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


Our Spanish subtitling specialists


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


Spanish subtitling services

Spanish subtitling services


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


Our subtitling services


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


Spanish closed captioning


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


Spanish open captioning


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


Spanish SDH subtitling


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


Spanish subtitling rates

Spanish subtitling rates


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


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


Spanish is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula and is now spoken by over 500 million people worldwide. It is the official language of 21 countries, including Spain, Mexico, and many countries in Latin America. Spanish is a phonetic language, which means that words are pronounced exactly as they are written. Unlike English, there are very few exceptions to this rule. Like many Romance languages, Spanish uses gender and number to modify nouns, adjectives, and articles. There are two genders, masculine and feminine, and nouns are either singular or plural. This can be challenging for English speakers who are not used to this kind of grammatical structure.

Spanish has a complex system of verb conjugation, with different endings for each tense, mood, and person. However, once you learn the rules, it becomes easier to use and understand. Spanish has a rich vocabulary with many loanwords from other languages such as Arabic, French, and English. There are also many regional variations of Spanish, with differences in vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar.


About Spanish culture


Spanish culture is a rich and diverse mix of influences from its long history, including the ancient Iberians, Celts, Romans, Moors, and the Catholic Church. Spanish cuisine is known for its delicious and diverse dishes, such as paella, tortilla española, and tapas. Each region of Spain has its own unique culinary specialties and traditions. Spain is home to many famous artists and architects, such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaudi, and Diego Velazquez. The country is also known for its stunning Gothic and Baroque cathedrals, palaces, and fortresses.

Spain is famous for its flamenco music and dance, which originated in the Andalusia region. Other popular musical genres include salsa, reggaeton, and pop. Sports are an important part of Spanish culture, with soccer (or "fútbol") being the most popular sport. Spain has produced many world-famous soccer teams and players, such as FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi.

Spain is known for its many colorful and lively festivals, such as La Tomatina (a tomato-throwing festival), San Fermin (the running of the bulls), and Semana Santa (Holy Week). These festivals are an important part of Spanish culture and attract visitors from all over the world. Catholicism is the dominant religion in Spain, and the country is home to many beautiful churches, cathedrals, and religious monuments. Overall, Spanish culture is diverse and vibrant, with a rich history, beautiful art and architecture, delicious cuisine, and lively festivals. Whether you are interested in travel, art, music, or sports, Spain has something to offer for everyone.



Robert Melis

Localization Manager

April 21, 2010

“Your production quality is brilliant!”

Sabine Jully

Localization executive

Dec. 1, 2011

“Thanks, you've been a great help!”

Greg Hermes

Language adaptation

Sept. 21, 2015

“Now that is what I call an amazing service!”

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