Screen was founded as Screen Electronics by Laurie Atkin in 1976, and pioneered the first ever electronic subtitling system, providing the first digital character generator to the BBC.
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Screen continued to lead the market, developing a number of new subtitling technologies including fully automated transmission using time code, the first PC based subtitle preparation system and the first multi-channel, multi-language subtitling systems.
In the early 1990s the company was acquired by Subtitling International, Sweden, and changed its name to Screen Subtitling Systems.
In 1997 two ground-breaking systems were launched: the Imitext encoder and Vidcache (hard disc video and audio caching).
In 1998 Screen worked with Thomson, NDS (Tandberg), DiviCom and Philips, becoming 1st choice provider for UK DTT providing 130 channels of DVB subtitling during just 2 years.
In 2001 Screen took subtitling technologies into the 21st Century with the Polistream transmission and Poliscript preparation products.
In 2010, the company was acquired by BNP Paribas as part of the SDI Media group of companies, and in 2011 it diversified by acquiring SysMedia Ltd, a leader in the fields of subtitle preparation and interactive / teletext / connected TV content production and publishing systems.
Screen is now the number 1 provider of subtitling production and delivery systems in the world, and with its broader product portfolio now builds on that success with products that enhance broadcast content with value-add information services across multiple platforms and devices.