Creating Amazon video closed captions files is a technical process that might be challenging for some content providers. Amazon recommends engaging a 3rd party service to assist in the creation of high-quality captions files.
While Amazon does not endorse any specific provider, they have compiled a short list of recommended vendors. We are honored to be listed as an approved captioning service for Amazon Video Direct. You can view this list on the Amazon video support site.
About Amazon Video
Amazon Video is the new go-to for professional content creators and video publishers. Amazon Video Direct or AVD, gives content creators from around the world a self-service way to share their content directly with Amazon and Amazon Prime customers and generate income. AVD targets semi-pro and professional content creators and encourages quality content with a set of technical requirements and the AVD Stars Program.
The technical requirements include providing closed captions on all videos. Amazon believes captions help ensure a consistent viewing experience for all customers, including those who might be hearing-impaired, are non-native English speakers or prefer to view videos without sound. Amazon recognizes that caption files are an investment in the quality of video content that improves the experience for all viewers.
The AVD Stars Program attracts serious, professional content creators by each month awarding a $1 million bonus split among the content providers with the highest customer engagement in three categories: Top 50 movie titles, Top 10 TV seasons, and Top 25 digital content providers.
To learn details about AVD’s captioning requirements, read our post: Amazon Make Strides Requiring Closed Captions for Amazon Video Direct
To learn more about Amazon Video and how you can be a content provider, check out our post: Amazon Video Direct is the Latest in User-Generated Video Streaming
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