09.28.2011 02:35 PM
IP-Video Closed Captioning Comment Period Set
WASHINGTON: The proposed rules governing closed-captioning
of video on the Internet have been published in the Federal Register,
triggering the feedback period. Comments are due Oct. 18; with replies due Oct.
proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would require that
content captioned on TV also be captioned on IP platforms such as PCs, tablets,
smartphones, game consoles and set-tops. Until now, closed-captioning rules
applied only to television. The NRPM addresses the workflow, quality, technical
procedures and deadlines for captioning Internet-protocol delivered video, as
well as a complaint and violation process.
The related Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was released by the FCC Sept. 19
and published in the Federal Register today. The relatively short comment and
reply periods reflect a Congressional mandate requiring that the rules go into
effect by Jan. 12, 2012. The docket No. is 11-154.