Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Captioning Rules Issued

The FCC has released its new rules on closed captioning related to video delivered over the Internet. The Report and Order comes in response to Congress's 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act which directed the FCC to establish how and when video programming must be captioned. The rules describe captioning requirements for video owners, providers, and distributors, a compliance schedule, complaint rules; and requirements for manufacturers of devices that are used to view the video programming. These devices have a compliance deadline of January 1, 2014. We'll have more on the topic as the details become clearer.