Podcast Transcription

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It’s estimated that more than 120 million Americans listen to podcasts, and this audience is expected to grow. That’s a large following and, as a podcast producer, it’s important to reach your entire audience, including those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Transcripts, a text file of the audio source, are a great tool to create equal access for everyone who downloads or streams your content.

Transcription is a natural part of captioning and, with more than 35 years of captioning experience in the media and entertainment industry, VITAC’s podcast transcripts feature unmatched accuracy, industry-leading turnaround times, and versatile formatting options that exceed ADA and FCC compliance and meet a range of entertainment industry needs.

Clients such as The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and “The Howard Stern Show” rely on us to handle their transcription and accessibility needs. All of our transcripts are verified for quality assurance (spelling, punctuation, line breaks, and stylistic issues, among other things) before they are delivered.

Key Features

VITAC offers a superior and flexible transcription solution for podcasts that helps platforms, producers, and networks provide crucial accessibility for individuals with disabilities and meet compliance guidelines and regulations.

Our key features include:

  • Transcription in English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, and many more languages
  • Turnaround times available to fit your production schedule
  • Speaker identification
  • Multiple speakers
  • A variety of ordering options (API, Platform, FTP)

Simple Ordering Process

When you order captioning services for a podcast, you also will have access to the transcription file. VITAC offers podcast transcription for prerecorded and live content as well as transcripts in a variety of languages.

Podcast Transcription for Prerecorded Content

It’s easy to get perfected and time-coded transcripts for prerecorded podcast files.

Simply upload your content via our secure server and receive your podcast transcript in your folder at the time requested. Our transcripts are created by our proprietary automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology which translates podcast audio into text. Our expert transcription professionals then take that ASR text for review and manual cleanup to ensure top-quality accuracy and fast turnarounds.

And to make things even easier, VITAC produces transcripts in a wide variety of formats compatible with all major podcasting platforms, including Sirius XM, iTunes, Audible, and Stitcher.

Check out a Demo of our Podcast Transcription solution.

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Podcast Transcription for Live Events

Are we captioning your live podcast or radio show? If so, you can download a quick transcript during or after the event, directly from our Internet Captioning Service (ICS) player.

If live captioning isn’t required, we can still create a transcript. Our captioners dial into meetings or events as an attendee, caption what is spoken, and send that instant audio transcript to customers directly.

Multiple Language Options for Podcast Transcription

Pre-recorded podcast transcription is available in more than 50 languages, and can include same-language or translated-language text. Our most popular service is our quick-turnaround Spanish transcription for podcast clips, which includes:

  • An English transcript
  • A Spanish transcript created by a Spanish language specialist
  • A formatted design to flow along with an audio file

Benefits of Transcribing Podcasts

The transcription file is a handy resource to have as a podcast producer or platform host for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, it makes your content accessible to your entire audience, both hearing and non-hearing individuals alike. But transcripts for podcasts also provide a variety of other benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Reaching a wider audience – with roughly 1 in 5 Americans having some degree of hearing loss, transcripts can increase your audience size by up to 20%.
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – if you allow people to download and access your podcasts on a website, you need to ensure that all users have equal access to what you are sharing.
  • Helping improve SEO, making your podcast text searchable on the World Wide Web, and getting more eyes on your content.
  • Simplifying the editing process and improving turnaround time for editors with timestamped transcripts.
  • Making it easier from a marketing perspective to share quotes on social media, in emails, and in articles.
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Trust Our Experience

Today, transcription files are synonymous with growth – they translate into more listeners, more searchable, shared content, better digital experiences, and deeper connections. With more than 35 years of experience, you can rely us to handle all your transcription and captioning needs.

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