Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Captioning Company Gets new owner

Telestream just bought captioning software company CPC. Telestream will combine its transcoding, workflow automation, live streaming and web publishing products with CPC's software, such as MacCaption and CaptionMaker for Windows. A Turner Broadcasting System representative is quoted in the Telestream new release about the deal as saying, "Closed Captioning services are no longer relegated just to the linear television broadcast. Our content is consumed on mobile, broadcast, and broadband, and we constantly strive to make our captioning services available and accessible on any medium our viewers choose. Turner both creates and welcomes innovation in this important segment of our viewership." CPC will move from its Rockville, Maryland location to Telestream’s offices in Sterling Virginia. NAD (National Association of the Deaf) gave CPC its Accessibility Award last year. CPC was a sponsor of NAD's 51st Biennial conference last year in Louisville, Kentucky. Here's a video introduction to CPC from the company.