Captioning of Video Programming Delivered via Internet

Date(s): Mar/30/2013

On this date, all live and near-live programming that is shown on the Internet after being shown on television must be captioned for online viewing, in accordance with the rules implementing the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. “Live” programming is defined as programming that airs on TV “substantially simultaneously” with its performance (e.g., news and sporting events). “Near-live” programming is video programming that is performed and recorded less than 24 hours prior to the first time it aired on television (e.g., “The Late Show with David Letterman”).

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