14 November 2011 ~ Comments

FCC Revokes Nearly 300 Captioning Exemptions

Nearly 300 churches recently received a letter from the FCC revealing that their closed captioning exemptions had been revoked.  As sudden as this notice may seemed to its recipients, the action was actually years in the making. In 1996, Congress created closed captioning requirements for television content.  Between that point and 2005, very few exemptions […]

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19 January 2010 ~ Comments

Ask Your Tax Man

It’s been said that “only two things are certain in life — death and taxes”.  Although this is a funny little saying, it also seems very true, doesn’t it? Well, here’s a little tip that may save your small business some money.  If you have closed captioned programming, you may be eligible to receive a […]

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19 January 2010 ~ Comments

Who is Required to Close-Caption?

Broadcast With only a few exceptions, all programming for broadcast in the United States must be closed captioned.  The rules for the requirement of closed captions were directed by the U.S. Congress in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and became effective starting in 1998.  Since then, the required amount of captioning has been steadily increasing. […]

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