BBC Tells People At Glastonbury To "Prepare For Rape" Thanks To Subtitle Fail

They really need to sort this out.

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Oh dear.

Weather warning! People going to Glastonbury should be prepared for rape. Apparently. #whoops

Hannah Selby@hannsellers

Weather warning! People going to Glastonbury should be prepared for rape. Apparently. #whoops

11:59 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Unfortunate BBC subtitles have been a thing for a long time.

LOL at BBC Subtitles: Apparently the Queen travels in cabbages - haha!

Amiga600@Amiga600_MBC

LOL at BBC Subtitles: Apparently the Queen travels in cabbages - haha!

7:33 PM - 22 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Like the time they struggled with "wellies".

And tried to see in Chinese New Year.

When subtitles go wrong... #ChineseNewYear

And discussed the lead actor in Sherlock.

How to spell Benedict Cumberbatch according to BBC subtitles

Кати@farmfeatures

How to spell Benedict Cumberbatch according to BBC subtitles

8:06 PM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And talked about Adnan Januzaj.

That awkward moment when the guy in charge of BBC's subtitles struggles with Adnan Januzaj's name... #MUFC

FootballFanCast.com@FootballFanCast

That awkward moment when the guy in charge of BBC's subtitles struggles with Adnan Januzaj's name... #MUFC

12:13 PM - 11 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Apparently Ofcom is producing a report into the standard of subtitles in the spring.

It says the main problems it's found in a consultation are:

"Latency – the delay between speech and live subtitling;

Inaccuracy – mistakes that vary from minor spelling errors to major omissions or misleading subtitles;

Intermittent subtitles, which freeze or disappear for unpredictable reasons; and

presentation – whether subtitles are shown scrolling across the screen or in more readable blocks containing one or more sentences."

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