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On December 13, 2013, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on whether or not the FCC should require captioning of video clips shown on the Internet if they were part of programming shown on television.   Currently, FCC rules implementing the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) only require full length video programming on the Internet to have closed captions.  In this Public Notice, the FCC seeks updated information on the extent to which the industry has voluntarily captioned such video clips on the Internet.  For example, the FCC asks:


·    What portion of IP-delivered video clips generally, and IP-delivered news clips specifically, are captioned ?

·    Has the availability of captioned versions of such clips been increasing?

·    What is the quality of the captioning on IP-delivered video clips?


Comments due:  January 27, 2014

Reply Comments due:  February 26, 2014



For more information, please contact Diana Sokolow,  Diana.Solokow@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120.  Press contact:  Janice Wise at  Janice.Wise@fcc.gov or (202) 418-8165.  More information about the closed captioning rules with regard to internet video programming may be located at:   http://www.fcc.gov/guides/captioning-internet-video- programming.


Link to the Public Notice:

Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13 -2392A1.doc

PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13 -2392A1.pdf

Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13 -2392A1.txt

Monday, November 28, 2016