Thursday, December 1, 2011

Closed Captioning Petition Deadline

Any US TV station or television programmer with a closed captioning waiver has until January 18 to refile it with the FCC. Some 300 waivers were issued by the Commission because of "undue burden considerations." But those exceptions, mostly given to religious groups, have been swept away. The TV stations and programmers are required to submit new petitions or else the programming in question is required to have closed captioning in place by the following day, January 19.