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 ).

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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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through crawls) during non-news programming must be provided aurally on a station’s secondary audio program (SAP) channel.

FCC Extends Comment Dates on CVAA – Inquiry About Whether There is a Need to Update Video Programming and Other Accessibility Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

Rules requiring TV stations to use their secondary audio channels (their “SAP” channels often used for second-language audio for TV programs) to broadcast audio versions of alerts provided by a TV station during non-news programming have also been adopted pursuant to the CVAA (see our articles here and here , here on this requirement).

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. Via.). The worst is yet to come - The Washington Post

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Nesson responds to OSC re taping; claims labels seek to 'distract and sap the energy.of those they oppose'

Copyrights & Campaigns

Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson today responded to Judge Nancy Gertner's Order to Show Cause regarding his practice of taping opposing counsel and posting the results to the Internet with a " declaration " denying all wrongdoing and accusing the plaintiffs in the Joel Tenenbaum case of seeking to "distract and sap the energy, and resources and reputations of those they oppose."

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G2 Names Leaders in Contract Lifecycle Management Software

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In G2’s just-released Fall 2021 Grid Report for the category Contract Lifecycle Management, G2 rated four companies as leaders: SAP Ariba. SAP Ariba.

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

Broadcast Law Blog

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

Emergency Communications Updates: FCC Hotline for Hurricane Matthew, Reminder on Accessibility of Emergency Warnings, and Possible Extension for Audio Conversion of Certain Visual Emergency Information

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The third notice asks for comments on the possible extension of time for the waiver of the obligation that TV broadcasters convert certain emergency information presented visually on-screen into audio on a SAP channel for those that are blind or otherwise visually impaired. The emergency information must override any other audio on the SAP channel, such as video description or foreign language translation.

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.

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.

Outrage over Trump child separation policy saps his zeal to troll Rachel Maddow points out that while Donald Trump usually delights in doubling down on racially inflammatory trolling of Americans on immigration issues, he hasn't handled his new policy of taking kids away from parents with quite the same zeal. - The Rachel Maddow Show on msnbc – Latest News & Video

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AI Contract Management Company Evisort Raises $4.5 Million in Seed Funding

Media Law

” The funding round announced today was led by Village Global and Amity Ventures with participation from Serra Ventures, as well as industry executives from Accenture, Ropes & Gray, SAP, and Walt Disney. Evisort , an artificial intelligence-based contract management company, today announced that it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. In a post here in December , I write that Evisort “might just be the hottest legal tech and AI company you’ve never heard of.”

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

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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.

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

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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. She’s a flash in the pan. She’s original. She’s a hack. Say what you will, but Lady Gaga is clearly one of the most successful performers doing the rounds these days.

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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. ”

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

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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.

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.:

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With a Hurricane Bearing Down on the East Coast, Remember the FCC’s Requirements for Emergency Communications

Broadcast Law Blog

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. With Hurricane Florence about to hit the East Coast, broadcasters are well reminded of their obligations with respect to the airing of emergency information.

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

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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.

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U.S., states sue Facebook as an illegal monopoly, setting stage for potential breakup

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

State, federal antitrust charges against Facebook could come as soon as November, sources say State and federal investigators, however, found that the two acquisitions reflected a troubling strategy at Facebook dating back more than a decade — an aggressive ploy to buy or kill competitive threats, large or small, before they could sap away the social networking giant’s popularity.

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

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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. "There are 11 million of them, the best estimates say, laboring in American fields, atop half-built towers and in restaurant kitchens, and swelling American classrooms, detention centers and immigration courts.

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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.

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How the Census Bureau Stood Up to Donald Trump’s Meddling - The New York Times

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The move promised to benefit Republicans by sapping electoral strength from Democratic-leaning areas and handing more voting power to older, white and most likely more conservative populations. How the Census Bureau Stood Up to Donald Trump’s Meddling Aug.

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.

Opinion | Bill Gates Is the Right Tycoon for a Coronavirus Age - The New York Times

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Do I need to know that he and Melinda enjoy “This is Us,” the sap-heavy television series? "He’s everywhere, this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers for the curious and quarantined. Contributing Opinion Writer Bill Gates. “It

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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.

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‘Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.

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Campbell, who have since opened a health policy consulting firm, said they saw themselves as keepers of the agency’s senior scientists, whose morale had been sapped. ‘Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.

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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. "THE TRUMP administration likes to justify its multi-front crusade against immigration and immigrants as a revival of the rule of law, or a recalibration of the rules to favor disadvantaged American workers.

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How Deceptive Campaign Fund-Raising Ensnares Older People - The New York Times

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was a senior atmospheric scientist at NASA during the space race and later an accomplished academic, but as with so many aging Americans, time and technology had sapped him of some of his savvy, especially online.

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To stay or to go?

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Life has dealt me a lot of blows, a lot of suffering, and it’s sapped my strength and my will to fight,” he wrote to Webb. To stay or to go? Amid coronavirus outbreaks, migrants face the starkest of choices: Risking their lives in U.S.

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