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New Certification Requirement for TV Closed Captioning Not Yet Effective

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Captioning
On Tuesday, the FCC’s new TV closed captioning quality rules, which we discussed in detail here, were published in the Federal Register.  Fed Reg publication often signals that new rules are effective, or will be soon.  Such is not the case for the video programmer registration and captioning certification requirements, which are subject to approval… Continue Reading

FCC Allocates Responsibility for Closed Captioning Quality Between Video Programmers and Video Programming Distributors and Establishes Complaint Procedures

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Captioning
At its February 18, 2016 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) adopted the Second Report & Order on Closed Captioning Quality (Order), which amends its closed captioning rules. Among other things, the Order allocates responsibility for the quality of closed captions between video programmers and video programming distributors (VPDs), makes video programmers’… Continue Reading