VITAC Captions Hurricane Irene Emergency, Premieres New Web Series


“Crisis Chronicles” series presents satire of production process, while the company is flooded with captioning requests.

VITAC, the Pittsburgh-based closed captioning and accessible media company, debuts “Crisis Chronicles: Nightmare Boss” today. The spot takes a light-hearted look at the overworked editor that is so often VITAC’s customer.

A tongue-in-cheek production, VITAC rescues clients with “no worries” solutions. While Hurricane Irene slammed the East Coast, VITAC held strong, captioning for over 200 hours of national and local emergency coverage, in English and Spanish. The NFL and college football seasons are fast approaching, and new fall TV is about to begin.

“We’re also adding 6 sports networks, re-captioning an entire channel, and delivering vast amounts of reformatted captions for the nation’s largest streaming media provider,” says Doug Karlovits, Chief Business Development Officer. “It’s keeping us on our toes, but our talented team is doing a fabulous job of taking care of our customers.”

Episode 1: “OMG!” launched in July. Episode 2 is now available here. The videos were filmed at WQED studios in Pittsburgh, PA, using local talent and production and VITAC employees.