ENCO Dad Radio Automation Software is flexible, customizable, and interoperable. DAD users know the audio playout and automation system for its Presenter On-air Interface and vast playout options. There are some features , however, that can be extremely helpful for the radio broadcaster that you might not know about.
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Radio automation lets you easily, efficiently, and quickly organize, manage, and schedule your content, freeing up valuable production time and resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.