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
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.
Bill Bennett, the Media Solutions Account Manager at ENCO, says the company that pioneered computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio stations and TV studios have a quartet of products that it is sharing with those who planned on attending the NAB Show.
Our Television Broadcast Engineer Patrick Mahon just returned from the summer games in Tokyo where he served as a transport signal quality control engineer at the technical operations center (TOC) at Odaiba Marine Park from July 9 to August 7, 2021. This Tokyo venue hosted various competitive sporting events, including aquatics marathon swimming, and triathlon.
Inspired by broadcast television, ClipFire goes a step further, making it possible for a single operator or lean crew to produce and stream professional-looking videos for all kinds of presentations, including online lectures by universities, religious services by churches, and training by corporations.
ClipFire users can drag and drop media files from the library onto the GUI screen for production or playout using familiar Explorer file lists and ingest media into the library manually or via unmanned DropBox Watch folders. Users can tell ClipFire how to handle newly ingested assets, including assigning file names, categorizing them, and adding metadata for searching.
As a TV Channel-in-a-Box, ClipFire from ENCO offers a wide range of capabilities essential for live video production, multichannel playout, and streaming, all integrated within this compact, Windows-driven appliance. ClipFire enables users to produce live or pre-recorded videos enhanced by graphics, animations, rolls, crawls, lower third supers, and more while streaming to multiple destinations simultaneously.
With its ClipFire TV channel-in-a-box solution, ENCO has integrated mission-critical broadcast capabilities, such as live production, playout, editing, live graphics, media asset management, and more into a compact, Windows-driven appliance.
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.
Automated approach overcomes unpredictable scheduling challenges for closed captioning of live television coverage and in-room AV open captions for participants
ENCO tech brought WISH-TV’s closed-captioning service in-house
If creating visually interesting digital signage takes too much time, effort, or money, or requires integrating third-party systems to aggregate all the necessary tools, the process becomes burdensome for cash-strapped PEG channels. ClipFire solves this dilemma by integrating digital signage creation, asset management, and automated playout capabilities into a compact, software-driven TV Channel-in-a-Box.
While community media stations typically operate on tight operating budgets, the reality is that, in order to attract and interest viewers, they must deliver broadcast-quality video programs that meet the expectations of today’s sophisticated media consumer. With its ClipFire TV Channel-in-a-Box, ENCO offers community media an integrated solution that supports their local news and public affairs mission by enabling broadcast-quality video capabilities.
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.
AI-powered solution addresses budget challenges for government access television broadcaster, while integration with Cablecast automation and playout system brings operational benefits
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.
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.
Long-time radio professional will emphasize remote broadcasting solutions and “evangelize” benefits of ENCO’s automated workflow solutions for new markets, including open captioning in AV environments
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
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
ENCO's MOM platform is able to handle all automation needs for FISM.
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
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
"The enCaption system has taken many steps out of our day-to-day operations" Joel Cogan, KCCGTV2