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FCC Seeks Comments on Updating Closed Captioning Display Rules

Commission cite discoverability, ‘ease of use’ concerns WASHINGTON D.C.—The FCC is asking for public comment on updating its closed captioning rules for television as well as for a broad range of video devices. Perhaps acknowledging technological advances since it last solicited public input on the subject in 2015, the commission

Senate Approves Rosenworcel’s Reappointment

Fifth seat remains open as Sohn nomination awaits action The first woman to lead the Federal Communications Commission as its chair is Jessica Rosenworcel. She has been reconfirmed to the FCC by the U.S. Senate. CNBC reports the vote was 68 to 31. Her term was set to expire shortly;

New Guidance for Audio Processing in Streaming

New AES Technical Document provides recommendations for streaming and on-air loudness Many people do not understand audio processing. People do not listen to your station because you have incredible audio processing, they come for the desired content. That said, audio processing adds to the listening experience, making your audience comfortable

Broadcast, Digital Journalists Get Build Back Better Help

Tax break provisions are in legislative package The latest draft of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislative package includes help for local journalists. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the Commerce Committee, said several of the provisions she wrote into the Local Journalism Sustainability Act made it into the package, which

Broadcasters Push for Local Journalism Tax Break Bill

Say Big Tech is draining off critical ad dollars Local broadcasters are urging the Senate to provide tax credits to stations that staff up their newsrooms, citing, in part, Big Tech’s “devouring” of their local ad market. In a letter to Senate leadership, all 50 state broadcaster associations called for passage of

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