06.13.2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Television Data Systems Subcommittee has formed a new working group to examine the effects of Internet-delivered closed captioning in relation to recent FCC regulations. In January of 2012, the FCC issued a Report and Order (R&O) implementing rules governing closed captioning for previously televised video programming delivered using Internet protocol (IP). The R&O, which became effective April 30, 2012, outlined requirements for owners, providers, and distributors of IP delivered video programming as well as manufacturers of devices used to display such content. The new CEA Television and Data Systems Subcommittee will specifically examine “receiver ramifications of Internet-delivered closed captions” including “decoder behavior recommendations, as well as studying the methods for signaling and transport of the captions in an MP4 file wrapper.” Those interested in joining the subcommittee or working group are asked to email Mark Levine. [Source: CEA SmartBrief]
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