CLOSED CAPTIONING BEST PRACTICES FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

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White Paper: Closed Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment

The FCC and CVAA have imposed numerous legal requirements for closed captioning over the past several years. This white paper is based on a recent presentation by Netflix, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), and 3Play Media. Wish so many legal updates to closed captioning laws, the rules and standards reflected in this white paper are crucial to consider moving forward.

This white paper goes into depth on closed captioning best practices, standards, and legal requirements for the digital distribution of TV and film. It focuses on the technical standards preferred for caption delivery, encoding, styling, and onscreen placement, as well as industry trends and converging universal standards.

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The FCC and CVAA have imposed numerous legal requirements for closed captioning over the past several years. This white paper is based on a recent presentation by Netflix, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), and 3Play Media. Wish so many legal updates to closed captioning laws, the rules and standards reflected in this white paper are crucial to consider moving forward.

This white paper goes into depth on closed captioning best practices, standards, and legal requirements for the digital distribution of TV and film. It focuses on the technical standards preferred for caption delivery, encoding, styling, and onscreen placement, as well as industry trends and converging universal standards.

White Paper: Closed Captioning Best Practices for Media & Entertainment

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Resources from Netflix and the EMA

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Transcription, captioning, and subtitling standards

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Best practices for closed caption and subtitle frame rates

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Certification of closed captions for digital distribution

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Best practices for closed caption and subtitle formats

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