Tag Archives: Digital Television

Online Public File to Bring New Scrutiny to Issues/Programs Lists

Believe it or not, the date by which all radio stations must have their complete public files online is now less than six months away. Television stations have been dealing with this reality for several years now, as have large stations in large markets for the past couple of years. Now, every radio station, both … Continue Reading

The Commissioners Are Coming!! The Commissioners Are Coming!!

Vacuum the red carpet, gas up the welcome wagon, get a couple of keys to the city copied up and notify the media.  The FCC has announced that, between now and February 17, 2009, the Commissioners themselves are hitting the road, “fan[ning] out” across the country to “raise awareness and educate consumers” about the coming … Continue Reading

Markey to TV Networks: “Caption your Streams, Too”

By Kevin Goldberg

Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) is considering legislation that would require closed captioning and video descriptions for video streamed on the Internet.  The legislation, currently known in draft form as the ""Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2008"" would essentially impose the same closed captioning on major video providers apply to television stations, while at the same time making video descriptions of broadcast television programs mandatory.  The bill is a response to the growing segment of the population that watches video clips on websites such as YouTube or ...
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