Alert

With March 30 Deadline Nearing, FCC Issues IP Captioning Reminder

March 28, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a reminder Wednesday that March 30, 2013 is the deadline to close caption all live and near-live programming delivered via Internet Protocol (IP) that has previously been shown on television with captions. As we've detailed in a prior Client Alert, the March 30 date is the second benchmark under the IP captioning rules. September 30, 2012 marked the deadline for IP captioning of prerecorded programming not edited for Internet distribution.

The FCC's definition of "live" or "near-live" captures all programming performed simultaneously or recorded within 24 hours of its first transmission to a video programming distributor, including newscasts and sporting events subject to the closed captioning rules. Provided they do not make up "substantially all" of a full-length program in the aggregate, online video clips are exempt from the IP captioning rules.

Read Time: 1 min
Jump to top of page

By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy PolicyTerms & Conditions, and Cookies Policy.

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. We access and process information from these cookies at an aggregate level.