FCC Extends Deadline for TV Stations to Convert Emergency Information in Textual Crawls to Audio On SAP Channels

By | Broadcast Law Blog | May 27, 2015
FCC Extends Deadline for TV Stations to Convert Emergency Information in Textual Crawls to Audio On SAP Channels

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).