The Importance of Automating Live Captioning in Broadcasting

Juliet Gauthier, TV Technology

Advances in automatic real-time captioning improve accuracy

Above and beyond complying with FCC regulations, providing accurate and effective captioning for live content is becoming essential for broadcasters who want to stay relevant, competitive and ultimately successful in a changing media landscape. 

The provision of closed-captioned content has been an important part of many broadcaster requirements over recent years. However, while hearing impairment remains a leading basis for captions, with around 48 million hearing-impaired viewers in the United States, there are new drivers in the market.