Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Captioning Rules

New captioning rules for the Internet will be out in January. The FCC is obligated to put them out six months after a report is issued by the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee. And that report was delivered to the Agency yesterday. The new rules will, among other things, require captioning of TV programming on the Internet. One year later, in January of 2012, captioning will be required on live programming. In July of 2012, all prerecorded programming “substantially edited” for the Internet be captioned.