Archived Content Deadline This Sunday


In just two days, on March 30, the next component of the Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming implementation of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) goes into effect. This time, the mandate involves archived programming for the web.

The report and order released on March 30, 2012, states that on March 30, 2014:

“All programming that is subject to the new requirements and is already in the [Video Programming Distributor’s] library before it was shown on television with captions must be captioned within 45 days after it is shown on television with captions.”

In other FCC update news, the recent decisions regarding caption quality standards entered the national registry yesterday, meaning that in due time (yet to be announced), the new caption quality standards will go into effect.