FCC Extends for 18 Months the Requirement for TV Stations to Convert Visual Emergency Information to Audio on SAP Channel
Broadcast Law Blog
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
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 ).