BBC Worldwide has selected Zoo Digital to provide it with a new subtitling and captioning system.

As part of the deal, Zoo will provide a centralised, searchable system to manage BBC subtitling and captioning assets.

BBC Worldwide teams around the world will use the system to access, repurpose and download localised material for local broadcast and digital distribution.

All subtitles and captions shown on the BBC’s four UK terrestrial channels will be added to the system shortly after broadcast.

The system, which is based on Zoo Digital’s ZooSubs and ZooCore cloud-based software, will automatically localise US English and Australian and New Zealand English versions.

BBC Worldwide global head of content services Mark Lovatt said: “Having explored all potential providers, Zoo Digital presented the ideal solution to produce and manage our subtitle localisation.

“Zoo’s industry-leading services and innovative technology deliver a powerful, easy-to-use solution that will support our global teams in delivering accessible, localized BBC content to audiences around the world.”