New FCC Laws for Captioning Internet Clips

Keep up to date with the new FCC Regulations for Closed Captioning!

Internet video clips

Internet video clips must be captioned if the associated programming is shown on TV in the U.S. with captions on or after the following dates:

  • January 1, 2016, where the video clip contains a single excerpt of a captioned TV program with the same video and audio that was shown on TV (“straight lift” clips).

  • January 1, 2017, where a single file contains multiple straight lift video clips (“montages”).

  • July 1, 2017, for video clips of live and near-live TV programming (such as news or sporting events).

    • For clips of live programming, up to a 12-hour delay is permitted in posting a captioned clip after the programming has been shown on TV.

    • For clips of near-live programming, up to an 8-hour delay is permitted in posting a captioned clip after the programming has been shown on TV.

 

More info at https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/captioning-internet-video-programming