Lowell Telecommunications Corp. (LTC), also known as Lowell TeleMedia Center, is a public access TV station in Lowell, Massachusetts that operates three PEG channels. Folks in the community can sign up for a membership to broadcast up to three hours of content per week. Memberships also provide access to equipment rentals and in-studio editing without an additional charge.
Exhibiting at ISE for the first time, ENCO will showcase its cloud-native enCaption5 captioning software and ClipFire rapid content automation system for a variety of Pro AV environments.
ENCO will retain the RUSHWORKS product line and staff, providing a broader range of integrated hardware and software solutions for broadcast and AV customers worldwide
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.
ENCO acquires an on-premises English-to-Spanish translation system for broadcast and AV environments, and an automated caption quality monitoring solution.
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.
AI-enhanced solution saves time and effort while providing exceptional accuracy in captioning educational content and communications for VA staff and Veterans
Deep learning-powered speech-to-text engine powers Automated AV Captioning and Transcription for ENCO’s enCaption5
Demonstrations of upcoming, cloud-native enCaption5 will showcase new efficiencies and powerful enhancements for closed and open captioning, transcription, and translation
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.
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).
Company will provide a first look at cloud-native enCaption5 alongside demonstrations of ongoing enhancements to award-winning enCaption4
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.
Since few TV shows have the allure and draw of live major league sports, broadcasters consider it worthwhile to pay large sums of money to obtain the exclusive rights to carry major league sporting events.
Educational lectures have been moving online for many reasons. The most obvious is the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced learning out of classrooms and into the home to keep students safe. There’s also the “flipping the classroom” trend to make online lectures available to students prior to scheduled lessons, and then use class time to hone their understanding through face-to-face instruction or group activities.
Whether it’s broadcast television or video streamed over the top, viewers are familiar with closed captioning on their screens. This is because the FCC mandates on-screen captions to make the audio portions of over-the-air TV broadcasts accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.
By offering live local radio captioning, WAMU is broadening its market reach by making its programming accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing, including those associated with Gallaudet University—a world-renowned Washington, DC-based university that serves deaf and hard of hearing students.
Presenting information, such as breaking news, with near real-time captions created and translated into one of many foreign languages would make the content more accessible to non-English speaking viewers—provided it can be done cost-effectively.
Discover how enCaption can automate captioning of live and pre-recorded shows for multiple DTV channels, leading to a more cost-efficient workflow and faster ROI.
Like the main DTV channel, programs broadcast on the subchannels must also provide closed captioning to ensure accessibility by deaf and hard of hearing viewers.
Video podcasters are always seeking to expand their audience base. Using enCaption, they can make their content accessible to all.
Automated approach overcomes unpredictable scheduling challenges for closed captioning of live television coverage and in-room AV open captions for participants
Innovative public radio broadcaster leverages automated captioning system to reach segment of the community previously unable to access radio programming
ENCO tech brought WISH-TV’s closed-captioning service in-house
Complying with patient health information privacy mandates becomes more challenging as the data is moved and stored in electronic form. Learn how enCaption can help maintain patient confidentiality by keeping the process of captioning Telehealth video calls in-house and in the hands of authorized personnel.
With the growing popularity of telemedicine, doctors and patients are increasingly opting for appointments via video conferencing platforms. Learn how enCaption can automate accurate live captioning during the call, and generate transcripts that medical staff can archive for later reference.
As telemedicine expands, so too does the need to display live closed captions during video-based doctor appointments. Learn how doctors can use enCaption to automate this process accurately in-house whenever video calls are held, while maintaining patient confidentiality.
With its enCaption closed captioning system, ENCO makes video captioning readily available and affordable to community media channels so they can comply with mandates and better serve their viewers’ needs.
To make local programming accessible to viewers with hearing disabilities, community stations must provide closed captioning that is accurate, complete, legible, and in sync with the spoken dialogue. With its enCaption closed captioning system, ENCO solves this market’s closed captioning challenges.
Arranging for professional captioners to type the captions for a Zoom meeting requires advance notice, and the per-minute rates they charge can really add up. But what if captioning a Zoom call was as quick and easy as setting up the call itself? That’s the convenience that enCaption delivers.
As corporate video archives grow, adding closed captioning to the videos helps make them easier to find and retrieve.
AI-powered solution addresses budget challenges for government access television broadcaster, while integration with Cablecast automation and playout system brings operational benefits
As corporate video proliferates, so too does the need for open and/or closed captioning that displays on-screen text of dialogue as it’s spoken in the video.
Make videos more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers while facilitating faster searches of pre-recorded lectures in a media library by captioning all your video content.
ENCO's Bill Bennett answers questions about automated captioning systems in this episode of 2 Minute Take, your source for quick and concise technical advice on video, audio, and related broadcast technologies.
Say you need to translate a live presentation from English to Spanish. First, the ENCO enCaption automated captioning appliance converts the English speech to text to create captions. Next, the complementary ENCO enTranslate takes that data stream and converts the English captions to Spanish as the words are spoken. Participants can immediately see the translated captions on stage monitors, on their Zoom interface, or on portable devices that access a designated stream from the event’s web or social media site.
Live events are a challenge for the deaf and hard of hearing, even for those with hearing aids or the ability to read lips. But now, with the ability to stream live captioned video to mobile devices, the answer is right in the palm of their hands.
enCaption is changing the game by making automated captioning technology more affordable and practical for broader use, such as live events.
The company’s focus, however, is on the live aspect of closed captioning—ENCO provides one of the few solutions that converts speech to text within a couple of seconds that can be displayed on a screen during a live event or within a web stream. They are now partnering with another Medialooks customer, RUSHWORKS, to provide a tight integration with their video production solutions by leveraging the built-in data transfer approach available in the Medialooks SDK, alleviating the need for additional hardware.
As live video production becomes an increasingly dynamic and vibrant part of many media ministries, churches are taking creative control of their media outreach campaigns. By adding a powerful automated captioning system like enCaption directly into the existing SDI workflow, churches can now caption their own live video in real-time without the need for a human stenographer or captioning service.
With today’s social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, live streaming to websites and/or social media has become a vital lifeline for churches to continue serving and expanding their congregation.
AVTechnology magazine honors ENCO's Automated Captioning Solution, enCaption, with the InfoComm 2020 Best of Show Award.
Sun City Lincoln Hills accurately automates captions during self-governance presentations for hard-of-hearing residents of Sacramento-area retirement community
TVTechnology and RadioWorld magazines honor ENCO with NAB 2020 Best of Show Awards.
Brings together flexible and efficient Cablecast automation, playout and publishing platform with machine learning powered enCaption system in cost-effective, end-to-end workflows
AI improves accuracy, speed and compliance
enCaption4 cost-effectively automates closed captioning of live local news, weather, and events—Over-the-Air and Over-the-Top (OTT)—for greater accuracy and compliance
ENCO enCaption4 allowed WBOC-TV to take the reins of its live captioning efforts
enCaption, a turn-key solution for providing around-the-clock generation of captioning on live or recorded programming, is a recipient of Future’s Product Innovation Award presented by TV Technology.
Citytv reduces captioning costs by 75 percent while increasing accuracy and speed to air, while estimating a 24-month ROI
Debuting at NAB Show New York, new integrated video delay capability in automated captioning solution overcomes the latency inherent in captioning live feeds
Enhancements to enCaption4 bring operational and audience experience benefits to broadcasters and content producers, while radio-optimized configurations make European debut
AI-enabled translation and captioning solution for live and on-demand content will make its European debut at the event
Pro AV market debut of AI-enabled translation and captioning solution will highlight its ability to make live presentations and on-demand content accessible to non-native speakers
Combining the powerful speech-to-text engine from ENCO’s patented, market-leading enCaption automated captioning solution with advanced translation algorithms, enTranslate provides near-real-time translation of live or pre-recorded content for alternative-language closed captioning, subtitling, and more.
AI-enabled live translation system recognized by Future plc’s TV Technology, while new advances in automated captioning platform honored by Government Video
Combines AI-driven speech recognition and translation technologies to make broadcast programming, live presentations and more accessible to non-native speakers
Enhancements to enCaption solution bolster renowned accuracy, performance and machine learning abilities, while new deployment options optimize IP-based workflows
Debuting at the 2019 NAB Show, tailored enCaption4 configurations enable radio broadcasters to serve hearing-impaired audiences via web browser or mobile app
"The enCaption system has taken many steps out of our day-to-day operations" Joel Cogan, KCCGTV2