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Released: August 6, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

445 12th St., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20554

DA-14-1141

August 6, 2014

Notice of Effective Date of Rules Governing Closed Captioning of IP-Delivered Video Clips

MB Docket No. 11-154

On July 11, 2014, the Commission adopted an order requiring closed captioning of video clips

delivered using Internet protocol (“IP”).1

The new rules become effective 30 days after publication of the

order in the Federal Register.2

The Federal Register published a summary of the video clips order on

August 5, 2014.3

Accordingly, the rules adopted in the video clips order will take effect on September 4,

2014. The rules contain three separate compliance deadlines: January 1, 2016, where the video clip

contains a single excerpt of a captioned television program with the same video and audio that was

presented on television (“straight lift” clips); January 1, 2017, where a single file contains multiple

straight lift clips (“montages”); and July 1, 2017 for video clips of programming shown live or near-live

on television. Comments on the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking attached to the video

clips order will be due on October 6, 2014, and reply comments will be due on November 3, 2014.4

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, Policy Division,

Media Bureau, 202-418-2120.

-FCC-

1 Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First

Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010; Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered

Video Clips, Second Order on Reconsideration and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket

No. 11-154, FCC 14-97 (rel. Jul. 14, 2014).

2 See id. at ¶ 61.

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;

Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Clips, 79 FR 45354 (Aug. 5, 2014).

4 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;

Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Clips, 79 FR 45397 (Aug. 5, 2014).

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