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New Deadlines for Closed Captioning Rules

July 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice noting the deadlines concerning the June 14, 2013 Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in the Matter of Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 [MB Docket No. 11-154].  The Order on Reconsideration addresses petitions from stakeholders, concerning the rules for captioning of IP-delivered video programming for certain apparatus that will go into effect on August 1, 2013. For the FNPRM, where the FCC asked for comments on requirements for the synchronization of closed captions and video display in addition to the closed caption requirements for DVD and Blu-Ray players that do not render or pass through closed captions, initial comments are due September 2, 2013 and reply comments are due September 30, 2013.

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