WASHINGTON (CN) – Digital TV channels making less than $3 million a year need not provide closed captioning for viewers with hearing disabilities, according to an FCC regulation. The FCC seeks public comment on whether a broadcaster’s entire digital operations should be considered one channel, for purposes of this rule, or if each programming stream on a multicast signal should be considered a separate channel.
All digital channels are required to pass through any closed captioning they receive. However, channels making less than $3 million a year do not have to create new digital captions when only analog captions are provided.
Comments are due by Feb. 12.
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