publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Tracking the distribution of non-professional subtitles to study new audiences

David Orrego Carmona; Simon Richter;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: OberCom
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper analyzes the consumers in the context of non-professional subtitling (NPS). Using web scraping techniques to collect data about the downloading rate of non-professional subtitles we explore the behavior of consumers. Drawing on the case of the subtitles for House of Cards in Addic7ed.com, a popular multilingual non-professional subtitle distribution website, we describe the consumption of non-professional subtitles and the users’ response. After outlining the situation of the international audiences for audiovisual products and the relevance of consumers as the driving force behind NPS communities, we analyze the collected data in terms of their inter...
Subjects
free text keywords: Non-professional subtitling, subtitles, translation, viewers, audience studies
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