Post Production Closed Captioning Compliance Certification
U.S. Captioning Company [“Captioning Vendor”] certifies to the Client [“Programmer”] that the Captioning Vendor has implemented Best Practices (Code of Federal Regulations 79.1.(k)(4)) that comply with, and satisfies, the closed captioning requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (Code of Federal Regulations 79.1.(j)), including the captioning quality requirements including accuracy, synchronicity, completeness and placement (as provided by the Programmer), for all offline (prerecorded) or non-live content, as requested and paid for by the Programmer.
Programmer acknowledges that Captioning Vendor quality performance is directly related to Programmer providing content to the Captioning Vendor that has clear audio and visible graphics or other information that would require placement of the captions to change, if any are present or will be present in the program. Programmer also acknowledges that providing preparation materials, if any, to the Captioning Vendor, is beneficial as well, including but not limited to, partial scripts, lists of place names, and proper spelling of named individuals in the content.
Captioning Vendor also certifies that it will make best effort to provide the caption quality standards required by the Federal Communications Commission, including the four categories of requirements, concerning Accuracy, Synchronicity, Completeness, and Placement, for any offline (prerecorded) or non-live programming.
U.S. Captioning Company follows the recommendation of the FCC that any prerecorded programming be captioned using the offline (post production) captioning method to ensure the above four categories of quality standards. The FCC defines prerecorded programming as video programming that is not “live” or “near-live”. “Live” programming is defined by the FCC as “programming that is show on television substantially simultaneously with its performance.” “Near-Live” programming is defined by the FCC as “performed and recorded less than 24 hours prior to the time it is first aired on television.”
U.S. Captioning Company ® is a division of Country World Productions, Inc.