Captions, Instantly! 

If your program is transmitted live or produced very close to airtime, then realtime captioning is the solution you need. Typically, realtime captions are added directly to the content at the time of broadcast transmission. Need realtime captions in Spanish and English? We've got it covered! Need captions for a simultaneous live stream and broadcast event? Not a problem. Our team of realtime coordinators are there to assist with your every need, from scheduling to continuity testing, last-minute requests and breaking news coverage. Our realtime solutions offer the perfect combination of industry-leading technology and dedicated staff to make sure your live programming transmits with quality captions, every time. 

Experience is Essential. 

When a program is captioned live, there is only one shot to get it right. That is why it's imperative to partner with a caption provider that has a proven track record. Captionmax captions more than 45,000 hours of live programming annually. Our realtime caption writers are highly experienced, specially trained court stenographers and voice writers. Our internal writers have completed our rigorous internal training program. Each realtime caption writer prepares in advance of each assignment by researching your show and adding program-specific information such as names, terms, and lyrics, often provided by the client, to their writing software before the broadcast even begins. Our experience, preparation, and partnerships with our clients are key to delivering the accuracy that our clients expect and for which Captionmax has become known. 

Our team of in-house realtime coordinators will ensure the connection between your content, the caption writer, and its destination is made and maintained. Each realtime captioning session is monitored throughout the feed from our Minneapolis headquarters. Our technical experts provide quality control with only one goal in mind: to produce top-quality work while providing extraordinary customer service.


Whether it's education, government, broadcast, or enterprise, incorporating realtime captioning into streaming workflows is simple with Captionmax. We can ensure that all audiences are able to watch live content on any device, with captions available on demand. 

We provide: 

  • English and Spanish (separate or together) 
  • Multiple delivery configurations: traditional modem(s), iCap, IP, or combination
  • Scheduling flexibility, including urgent requests
  • StreamText
  • File types - .txt, xml, dfxp, scc, SMPTE-TT, srt, smi, .cap

Some examples of live captioning opportunities:


Broadcast/Cable/OTT Corporate Education
News Meetings Classes/Seminars
Weather Presentations/Tranining In-Stadium Sports
Special Events Conferences Commencements