Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Internet Video Captioning

The FCC says video viewed over the Internet must have closed captioning, even if the material is displayed on a television. The agency is also requiring video distributors to make the captions of the same quality as those available on regular television broadcasts. The rules apply to new broadcasts and to reruns, 45 days after a TV rebroadcast. In four years, the FCC says the distributors will have only 15 days to turn around the captioning instead of 45 days. These new rules will start when they are officially published in the Federal Register.