VITAC by the Numbers

by: David Titmus

There is an old saying that “the numbers speak for themselves.” And while that’s true, it’s also true that they might need a little help in doing so.

Stats and figures are thrown around every day, often containing very little context to help others understand the stories they are telling. For example, NASA’s budget sits at more than $21 billion. Three billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year. More than 52 million people visited Walt Disney World in 2018.

Those are big numbers to be sure, but what do they really mean? Can they be broken down to be a little more digestible?

Well, we’ve got a big number to share, too, and some additional details on what it means on a monthly, daily, hourly, and even per-second basis.

VITAC captions more than 575,000 hours of programming each year. That’s a lot, right? But to break that down further, that translates to captioning more than 48,000 hours of programming each month or more than 11,000 hours of captions each week.

The graphic below shows some of VITAC’s impressive numbers.

Graphic showing that VITAC captions more than 575,000 hours worth of captions per year

And if you want to get a little more granular, here is a look at number of seconds we caption every year, day, and second. (Spoiler alert – it’s quite a lot!)

Graphic showing that VITAC captions more than 2 billion seconds worth of captions per year

VITAC is the largest captioning company in the country. Though our size is notable, it’s our people, capacity, and technical expertise that truly enables us to stand above our competitors.

We’re constantly updating our service offerings to keep up with today’s fast-paced industries as well as the needs of our customers and clients, including traditional media and entertainment customers, educational facilities, corporations, government entities, event centers and stadiums, and internet and website clients. Our services include live and offline captioning, audio description, Spanish captioning, subtitling, encoding, and a variety of integrations, including captioning solutions for YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, WebEx, Zoom, and GoToMeeting, among others.

Though we do keep busy, we always make time for our customers and clients. Staffed by captioning experts 24/7, 365-days-a-year, our dedicated client services team is a one-stop point of contact for all scheduling, coordination, pricing, and production-related needs, and we take pride in our ability to ensure that our customers are always on the air with captions.

Click here to learn more about VITAC and our offerings.