One Month To Go


In less than a month, closed captioning mandates for Internet Protocol-delivered programming are scheduled to go into effect. The rules will apply to IP-delivered programms that originally aired on television and includes prerecorded, live, near-live and archived prerecorded content.

Deadlines for compliance are set for each type of programming — with unedited prerecorded content being the first to go. Starting September 30, 2012, Video Programming Distributors (VPD), Owners (VPO) and Providers (VPP) will be required to closed caption their IP-delivered programming.