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The First Closed Captioned News

In 1972 ABC began rebroadcasting its national news program on PBS five hours after its broadcast on ABC-TV. When The Closed Captioned ABC News began in 1973, it offered the only timely newscast accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers, and remained so for nearly a decade..

The First Closed Captioning in America

The first use of regularly scheduled closed captioning on American television occurred on March 16, 1980. Sears developed and sold their Telecaption adapter, a decoding unit that could be connected to a standard television set. The first programs seen with captioning was Disney's Son of Flubber, the movie Semi-Tough, and PBS's Masterpiece Theatre.

The First Captioned Children's Show

Did you know that 3-2-1 Contact was the first children's program series to be closed captioned, which aired on PBS from march of 1980 to 1988. Later in 1980 Sesame Street became the second children's program to be closed captioned, and is currently the longest running captioned children's program.

First Successful Embedded Captions

On February 15, 1972 ABC and the National Bureau of Standards with the broadcast of "Mod Squad" successfully demonstrated embedded closed captioning, known today as off-line captioning, which is the norm now on all prerecorded television programming.

The First Live Captioned Sport Event

The first live sports event with closed captioning was the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1981. The captioning of commentary on a live sports event was provided for the first time on the Super Bowl that aired on January 20, 1985. In September 1985, ABC's Monday Night Football became the first sports series to include real-time captioning of commentary.

First Movie With Captioning

In 1947 Emerson Romero, a deaf man whose cousin was the famous movie actor Cesar Romero, developed the first captioning of a film by putting captions between the picture frames. Cesar Romero, stage name Tommy Albert was one of five deaf actors who appeared in silent films.

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Impact Media Broadcast Captioning

Broadcast Captioning

We specialize in captioning TV programming, and have the capability to caption any broadcast video file. Our services also include file conversions to the television stations specifications, and uploaded to the stations ftp, or when needed we can master your TV show to tape. We serve many ministries, universities television stations, producers, and media companies; we look forward to serving you too.

Impact Media Web Captioning

Closed Captioning for the Web

Let all of your videos be heard with adding closed captioning to all your web videos including YouTube. Did you know that if your video airs on broadcast television, and is also available for viewing on the internet then according the FCC rules for closed captioning, your video must be closed captioned on the web too. Rules and regulations aside, there are other reasons for captioning web videos, and they fall into the category off accessibility.

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Subtitles and SDH Subtitles

We provide subtitles for movies and videos, whether they are for Blu-ray, DVD, Internet, or displays. SDH - Subtitles for Deaf & Hard of Hearing with closed captioning format to include sound effects. This option affords the flexibility of subtitles with the advantage of closed captioning, and gives more options for the viewer to change the font size, color, and display features that are often not available with closed captions.