FCC Extends for 18 Months the Requirement for TV Stations to Convert Visual Emergency Information to Audio on SAP Channel

Broadcast Law Blog

on-screen weather maps during entertainment programming) be converted to audio that is broadcast on the TV station’s SAP channel. Thus, broadcasters have more time to comply with this requirement (though the obligation to convert text carried in non-news programming – like emergency crawls – to speech broadcast on the SAP channel is already in effect for all TV stations (see our articles here and here ).

FCC Extends Deadline for TV Stations to Convert Emergency Information in Textual Crawls to Audio on SAP Channels

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday granted extensions requested by the National Association of Broadcasters and by the American Cable Association of the deadlines for implementation of obligations to convert emergency information conveyed in text (usually in on-screen crawls) on television broadcasts into audio to be broadcast on a TV station’s SAP channel (the second audio programming channel usually used for second-language program audio, e.g. a Spanish audio version of English-language programming).

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The worst is yet to come - "The Court of Mad King Donald is not a presidency. It is an affliction, one that saps the life out of our democratic institutions, and it must be fiercely resisted if the nation as we know it is to survive." The Washington Post

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It is an affliction, one that saps the life out of our democratic institutions, and it must be fiercely resisted if the nation as we know it is to survive." (Via.). "The Court of Mad King Donald is not a presidency.

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FCC Reminder to Video Programming Distributors – Including Broadcasters – on Accessibility Obligations

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in a crawl during entertainment programming), that information must be accompanied by an aural tone and then an audio version of the emergency information must be broadcast on a secondary audio channel (SAP channel) of a TV station at least twice. Emergency Communications FCC Fines Television accessibility of emergency information captioning of emergency information electronic newsroom technique SAP Channel video programming distributor

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What Does Spotify’s Billion Dollars of Debt Mean for Labels and Artists?

Music Technology Policy

By raising debt instead of equity, Spotify adds to its war chest without the possibility of setting a lower price for its stock , which can sap momentum and hamper recruiting. Music Tech Solutions.

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FCC Proposes Expansion of Requirements for TV Stations and MVPDs to Provide Audio Description of Video Programming

Broadcast Law Blog

These descriptions are usually broadcast on the station’s secondary audio programming (“SAP”) channel , often used for foreign language translations of programming. The FCC notes that, given the requirement for emergency information on SAP channels, all TV stations should now have that ability to pass through network programming with audio description of the video programming.

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How To Go Broke Despite Your Success, The Lady Gaga Way

Gordon P. Firemark

Without looking into her books I’m going to guess that it wasn’t a single large purchase or even a single class of high-ticket items that sapped the money from Ms. Image credit: ama_lia (via Flickr). Guest Post by Jay Fleishman. She’s brilliant.

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December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Ownership and EEO Reports, Retransmission Consent and Foreign Ownership Rulemaking Comments, Incentive Auction and Accessibility Obligations

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weather crawls) which occur outside of news programs or EAS alerts dealing into speech , and broadcast that audio on the TV station’s SAP channel. December is one of those months when all commercial broadcasters have at least one FCC deadline, and there are also many other filing dates of which many broadcasters need to take note. For all commercial broadcasters, Biennial Ownership Reports are due on December 2.

Why Personalization Is ‘Hottest’ Trend in Workplace Learning

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And Brigette McInnis-Day, executive vice president of human resources for software company SAP, says : “ … Technology is not replacing humans — human resources wouldn't be very useful without people. “ Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making personalized learning easier than ever. But most businesses haven’t taken advantage. ”

NAB Requests Extension of May Obligation for TV Stations to Convert Emergency Information from Text to Speech

Broadcast Law Blog

through open captions or crawls), outside of news programming, convert that emergency information into audio and run that audio on SAP channels (secondary audio programming channels – usually used for Spanish language translations of English-language programs). The FCC two years ago adopted a rule requiring that television stations that provide emergency information visually (e.g.

Here’s the Reality About Illegal Immigrants in the United States - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

At the White House, they are pariahs, criminals who menace American neighborhoods, take American jobs, sap American resources and exploit American generosity: They are people who should be, and will be, expelled.

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What Does Spotify’s Billion Dollars of Debt Mean for Labels and Artists?

Music Technology Policy

By raising debt instead of equity, Spotify adds to its war chest without the possibility of setting a lower price for its stock , which can sap momentum and hamper recruiting. Music Tech Solutions.

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Trump’s crusade against immigrants is an attack on America - The Washington Post

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With unemployment at a 16-year low and approaching levels unseen in a half-century, the Trump policies threaten to sap the economy by depriving it of the energy of striving newcomers who have fueled this nation’s ambitions since its founding.

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May Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Including EEO Mid-Term Reports, FM Auction, Emergency Communications Compliance, TV Market Modification Comments and More

Broadcast Law Blog

This would require that TV stations be able to convert crawls and other textual information about emergency conditions that run during entertainment programming into speech, and to broadcast that speech on a SAP channel (thus requiring that all TV stations have SAP channels).

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August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – While Incentive Auction Dominates the News, Other Dates to Watch

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news crawls) into speech, and put that audio on the station’s SAP channel. weather radar maps), whether school closing information should be considered emergency information that needs to be translated into audio, and what to do when the audio descriptions (which the rules require to be repeated twice) take up more time than available on the SAP channel.

November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Incentive Auction and Biennial Ownership Report Preparation, Reg Fee Comments, Music Issues, Text to Speech Emergency Information and More

Broadcast Law Blog

The end of November also brings the effective date of the requirement that TV stations convert the text of their emergency alerts run in entertainment programs (like weather alerts) into speech, with that audio to be broadcast on the station’s SAP channel. November is another of those months with no regular filing obligations – no EEO public file and Mid-Term reports, no noncommercial ownership reports, and no quarterly issues programs lists or children’s television reports.

Berlin Watch: Law Plays Minx in Potter's Rage

Thompson On Hollywood

Drugged by marketing, sapped by fear of aging, conned by the cult of celebrity -- image becomes all.". Sally Potter 's new film Rage stars Jude Law as a transvestite. It screens at the Berlin fest on Sunday. Law is often best when playing down his good looks (I love him in A.I.:

What’s Up for Broadcasters in Washington Under the New Administration – A Look Ahead at TV and Radio FCC Issues for the Rest of 2017

Broadcast Law Blog

These include rules mandating the quality of closed captioning, the captioning of online video clips, and rules about making available audio versions on TV stations’ SAP channels of emergency warnings carried in crawls and otherwise visually presented during entertainment programming. A new President and a new Chair of the FCC have already demonstrated that change is in the air in Washington.

Bring Back Buck (versus Bell, that is)

The Legal Satyricon

It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. In my opinion, Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the greatest justices ever to grace the Supreme Court bench. His thirty years on the bench produced some of the most brilliant and influential opinions ever authored.

What Washington Has in Store for Broadcasters in 2016 – Looking at the Legal Issues that the FCC Will Be Considering in the New Year

Broadcast Law Blog

These include rules mandating the quality of closed captioning, the captioning of online video clips, and new rules about making available audio versions on TV stations’ SAP channels of emergency warnings carried in crawls and otherwise visually presented during entertainment programming. It’s that time of the year when we need to dust off the crystal ball and make predictions about the legal issues that will impact the business of broadcasters in 2016.