Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Closed- Captioning Information

Remember my old post about closed caption?

There is a new Television show called MLB ( Major League Baseball). It was supposed to be aired long time ago but now It has finally arrived. Its Baseball all year around. Just like they have a Football and Hockey station. So MLB is a new great program and its been not even a week old yet. Its a great program because it has the perfect CLOSED CAPTION.. to tell you the truth that's one out of two stations that have great accurate information.

So going back to my old post last year,I've been upset about the lack of Closed Caption on SNY ( Sports Network New York).

Found the following on the FCC (Federal Communication Commisision) website.

9)Programming on new networks. Programming on a video programming network for the first four years after it begins operation.
This is True because I have about 10 copies of this saved in my files. But Why does a brand new channel that just got aired on Television have Closed Caption and a Channel that is 3 years old doesn't?

Why because SNY started in the May 2006 so they have 1 more year of exemption as a new network. SNY is owned by Sterling Entertainment Enterprise, Time-Warner, and Comcast. So you would think they would broadcast all the games with closed- captioning.

As far as the MLB NETWORK...The reason why they have Closed Caption because Major League Baseball is a variety such as Jackie Robinson Day. All I know is at least we have ONE** captioned baseball program! I am not satisfied because when comes time baseball season this year, I am going to be lost! But I am deafinitely happy and notified MLB thanking them because they have closed-captioning! I have been watching this channel all day for hours just to catch up on what I missed last year! Its Fantastic!!

I had to post this because Closed-Captioning is a huge issue for me. Most of my channels that Verizon Fios has all the CC is jumbled, half written.. basically awful and I hate to write negative things about CC but its only the truth. I wish for better CC one day! I thought it was my provider which is Verizon but its not.. they telling me its not every time I call!!

I WONT GIVE UP HOPE** as you all know I don't give up easily so I will deafinitely wait it out just for another year because basically there is nothing I can do. As much as I want to! By 2010 if SNY doesn't provide CC they will be getting my 5Th letter as well as the FCC ( RULES & REGULATIONS for closed-captioning.

Have a wonderful night
stay warm and dry its pretty cold and wet out there!!


1 comment:

Shanna Bartlett Groves said...

Hurray for baseball captioning! I completely emphathize with you about needing closed captioning. Some of my favorite programs can't be watched due to lack of CC. The Women's Entertainment (WE) channel, for one, doesn't have it. Perhaps if enough of us requested it?