Today’s Special

FCC Extends Deadline for Compliance with Television Closed Captioning Quality Rules reports that the FCC announced in a recent Public Notice that it will extend the deadline for compliance with its new television closed captioning quality rules until March 16, 2015.

Previously scheduled to go into effect on January 15, 2015, the quality rules establish standards for television closed captioning concerning (1) accuracy, (2) synchronicity, (3) completeness, and (4) placement.  The rules also require video programming distributors (e.g., broadcast stations and cable systems) to seek certain certifications from video programmers concerning closed captioning quality.