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FCC’s latest Public Notice offers clarification on compliance certification

On May 8, The National Law Review posted an article updating closed captioning details based on a public notice released by FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. The Public Notice offered details on the procedures for video programming distributors to show that distributors are making their best efforts to obtain certifications from each programmer stating that the programmer either (a) complies with the FCC’s new caption quality standards, (b) has adopted and follows the Video Programmer Best Practices set forth in the FCC’s rules, or (c) is exempt from the closed captioning rules.  The article also notes that “it is the video programmer — and not, for example, the programmer’s captioning vendor — that must provide the required certification.”

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