Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Tag Archives: captions

FCC Seeks Comments to Refresh Record on Closed Captioning; Comments Due Nov. 24

Posted in Digital Television, Emergency Communications, Programming Regulations, Television
As summarized by Brian Hurh on our sister site broadbandlawadvisor.com, yesterday the FCC’s Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comments to refresh the record on closed captioning that was last addressed in the Commission’s 2005 and 2008 Closed Captioning NPRMs. As recognized by the Commission, much has happened since those proceedings,… Continue Reading

FCC Reminds Video Programming Distributors to Register Closed Captioning Contact Info ASAP

Posted in Digital Television, Emergency Communications, Low Power Television/Class A TV, Television
The FCC today issued a further Public Notice reminding all Video Programming Distributors (VPDs)— including those who might otherwise be exempt from some elements of the closed captioning rules — to register their contact information with the FCC.  All VPDs, including television stations, should have already identified appropriate contact people within their organizations and filed their contact information with the FCC.  Although… Continue Reading

Reminder: Closed Captioning Contact Info Due by March 22, 2010

Posted in Digital Television, Emergency Communications, Low Power Television/Class A TV, Programming Regulations, Television
Just a reminder that all Video Programming Distributors — which includes broadcast television stations —  must identify a contact person for closed captioning issues, both immediate issues and general complaints, and file that contact information with the FCC by March 22, 2010.  As we’ve discussed previously, new FCC closed captioning rules recently went into effect that require… Continue Reading

Closed Captioning Update: New Complaint Rules Now Effective; Contact Information Due by March 22, 2010

Posted in Emergency Communications, Programming Regulations, Television
On Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, two important new closed captioning rules were published in the Federal Register and went into effect. The new rules require immediate attention by video programming distributors — including broadcast television stations — to ensure that they respond promptly to viewer complaints regarding closed captioning issues, and to ensure that they timely… Continue Reading

New FCC Rules for Closed Captioning Complaints and Proposals for Captioning of Digital Television Multicast Channels

Posted in Digital Television, Television
The FCC has adopted new procedures for the submission of complaints about the failure to adequately provide closed captioning of video programming carried on television stations and cable systems.  In the same order, the Commission issued clarifications about the impact of the digital transition on the obligations of stations and networks to caption programming, and… Continue Reading