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On May 16, 2012, the Media Bureau released a public notice requesting comment on two petitions filed by the Digital Media Association (DiMA). DiMA requests a temporary exemption or waiver of certain provisions of the new Internet protocol closed captioning requirements.
In the first petition, DiMA requests a temporary exemption or waiver until January 1, 2014, from the requirement that applications, plug-ins, or devices provided by video programming distributors (VPDs) comply with the user configuration and formatting requirements of the Commission’s closed captioning rules.
In the second petition, DiMA requests a temporary exemption or waiver until January 1, 2014, from the rule that relates to rendering, but not the pass-through, of captions. The exemption or waiver would apply to VPDs that do not currently provide closed captioning.
Comment Due Date: June 15, 2012
Reply Comment Due Date: July 2, 2012
Links to the Public Notice released May 16, 2012:
Digital Media Association Petition for Temporary Partial Exemption or Limited Waiver:
Digital Media Association Petition for Temporary Partial Exemption or Limited Waiver from the Provisions of Section
79.4(c)(2)(i) Relating to the Rendering of Captions, Including to the Applications, Plug-Ins, or Devices Provided by a
For further information, please contact Diana Sokolow, (202) 418-2120 or Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov.