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Disaster Recovery to the Rescue

While today’s software-defined radio stations are extremely powerful and agile, they’re also vulnerable to a wide range of hazards that can knock them off the air without warning. Even if the problem only lasts a few hours, that downtime can result in lost advertising or underwriting revenue and a need for makegoods.

November 22, 2022
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Broadcast Captioning in the UK

When you google broadcast captioning mandates in the U.S., you’re immediately directed to the FCC website where you get tons of information detailing the closed captioning rules and requirements that U.S. broadcasters must follow for both over-the-air and streamed programming. If they fail to comply, there are repercussions, such as penalties and fines.

November 2, 2022
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Complying with Captions in Canada

Whether programs are broadcast via traditional or online platforms, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) takes closed captioning very seriously. In its published guidelines, this regulatory government agency explains the importance of closed captioning.

September 16, 2022
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When Only On-Premises-based Translation Will Do

Real-time captioning has become pervasive as digital content creators strive to make their videos accessible to all, especially the deaf and hard of hearing. While captioning used to be the bailiwick of broadcast TV, it’s now widely available on today’s media fare, including video podcasts, educational videos, and all types of entertainment.

August 29, 2022
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Now You're Talking!

This big old world is getting smaller. Social media now streams into every part of the internet universe. And a big part of the online content swirling around us is video. Video attracts viewers and keeps them engaged like no other medium.

August 24, 2022
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What’s the Difference between Captioning and Transcribing?

While captioning and transcribing videos both involve converting the spoken word into text, the real difference lies in the way they are used. In the case of open and/or closed captioning, the mission is for broadcasters and podcasters to provide on-screen text that displays in sync with the spoken word. In this way, deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers, or those watching with the sound down or off, can follow along.

July 13, 2022
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How TV Captioning Came to Be

Some 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. While broadcast TV captioning was invented with the deaf and hard of hearing in mind, today this service is readily available and beneficial to all.

June 30, 2022
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Captioning Here, There, Everywhere

While closed captioning began as a way for the deaf and hard of hearing to understand the audio portion of TV shows, its use has now become quite pervasive.

May 18, 2022
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Captioning Never Goes Out of Style

Captioning is interwoven into our television, and increasingly, streaming culture. Viewers expect it, and the deaf and hard of hearing depend upon it. In this blog, we’ll look at how government mandates have impacted broadcasting, both over-the-air (OTA) and over the top (OTT).

May 4, 2022
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Accuracy Matters for Insurance Matters

While insurance is a business known for paperwork, much of the documentation today is in the form of audio and video files. Insurance cases typically involve critical documentation like A/V recordings that can impact the bottom line for both the insurer and the insured.

April 14, 2022