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IP Closed Captioning Order On Recon And FNPRM Published In Fed Reg

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Released: July 2, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
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DA 13-1512
Released: July 2, 2013

Notice of Effective Date of IP Closed Captioning Order on Reconsideration and Announcement of

Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines for Related Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


MB Docket No. 11-154

FNPRM Comment Deadline: September 3, 2013

FNPRM Reply Comment Deadline: September 30, 2013

On June 14, 2013, the Commission released the IP Closed Captioning Order on Reconsideration
and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which addressed three petitions for reconsideration of the
Report and Order in the proceeding.1 The rules adopted in the Order on Reconsideration become
effective 30 days after publication of the order in the Federal Register.2 The Federal Register published a
summary of the final rules adopted in the IP Closed Captioning Order on Reconsideration on July 2,
2013.3 Accordingly, the rules adopted in the IP Closed Captioning Order on Reconsideration will take
effect on August 1, 2013.
In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("FNPRM") adopted with the Order on
Reconsideration, the Commission seeks comment on apparatus closed captioning synchronization
requirements, and on closed captioning requirements for DVD and Blu-ray players. The Commission set
deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 60 and 90 days, respectively, after publication of the
FNPRM in the Federal Register.4 The summary of the FNPRM was published in the Federal Register on
July 2, 2013.5 Thus, comments must be submitted no later than September 3, 2013. Reply Comments

1 Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-
First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
, Order on Reconsideration and
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 13-84 (2013) ("IP Closed Captioning Order on
Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
").
2 Id. at 50.
3 Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR Part 79, Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-
Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2010, Final Rule, 78 FR 39619 (Jul. 2, 2013).
4 See IP Closed Captioning Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
5 Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR Part 79, Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-
Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2010, Proposed Rule, 78 FR 39691 (Jul. 2, 2013).

must be submitted no later than September 30, 2013. Commenters should follow the filing instructions
provided in paragraph 46 of the FNPRM.6 The FNPRM is also available on the Commission's website.7
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Diana Sokolow or Maria Mullarkey,
Policy Division, Media Bureau, 202-418-2120. For press inquiries, contact Janice Wise,
Janice.Wise@fcc.gov, 202-418-8165.
-FCC-

6 See IP Closed Captioning Order on Reconsideration and FNPRM at 46.
7 See http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-13-84A1.docx (Word),
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-13-84A1_Rcd.pdf (Acrobat).

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