Broadcast Television Captioning
Impact Media specializes in captioning TV programming, and have the capability to caption any broadcast video file. We provide quality closed captioning and subtitling services, paying attention to details, in order to serve your needs to their fullest. Our services also include file conversions to the television stations specifications, and uploaded to the stations directly or through an uplink service. We can also master your TV show to tape if you are airing on a station still using tape. We serve many ministries, universities television stations, producers, and media companies; we look forward to serving you as well. HD programing delivers great video quality, but please remember stations still require that all your graphics must be within the 4:3 ratio title safe area, and don't forget the station bugs. After your program is edited for airing let our staff take care of all your broadcast captioning, and make you one of our happy customers.
Closed Captioned Commercials
Don't miss out on all your potential customers. We closed Caption commercials so all of your viewers hear your message, because your commercials have to be seen to be heard. By closed captioning your commercials you are not only including the deaf and hard of hearing community viewership, but also people using closed captioning to learn the English language, and when your commercial is viewed in an establishments that are noisy, where they opt for closed captioning rather than turning the sound on the television, your message is still reaching your potential customers. If your commercials are airing on local networks we do require a spec sheet from the TV stations to ensure that we are delivering your programs in accordance with each stations specifications, as they vary from station to station. If they are airing nationally than you are most likely be delivering your commercials through a digital media delivery company such as Adstream., Yangaroo, or Extreme Reach.
Digital File Delivery
We offer and can accommodate multiple delivery methods. Whether your station wants the files delivered to their in house server, the file delivered by a specific digital media delivery company such as, Extreme Reach, Adstream, or Yangaroo, or they would like to retrieve from our servers, we can get your videos to their proper destinations. We convert your video files to each stations specifications. Let us do the conversions for you while we embed your closed captioning into your files. Actually it's more complicated than that, but that's the quick version. Typically we would love to have a four day turn-around, but the reality is that rarely happens. We understand the work load involved in producing television programming, and that things don't always flow as quickly as you would like them to, put extra pressure on you to get your programs captioned and to the station on time. We are here to help you meet these deadlines with our quick turn-around services. We understand the importance of your programs being at the television station on time, and we live for deadlines. At Impact Media we understand the show must go on.
Do You Put Your TV Show On The Web?
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? As of October 8, 2010 the Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, requires that all Internet video that are broadcast on television must also be captioned on the web. Internet captioning or e-captioning is a different format from broadcast television. When you hire Impact Media to closed caption your television broadcast, we offer the option of converting your program to mpeg4 for you to upload to the Internet along with providing a closed captioning file, all for a small extra fee. Today many people use the Internet to watch television programs that were once only seen on TV, thus increasing your viewership. We are your one-stop closed captioning provider.
What is Required to be Captioned?
All broadcast television shows must be closed captioned to air on TV. They also must be closed captioned on the internet if they have aired on broadcast television. Adding closed captioning to your web videos also increases viewership of your programs.
Why Do Captioning Laws Change?
As closed captioning continues to evolve, with feedback from the hard of hearing, and deaf communities, the FCC adjusts the best practices of closed captioning to improve the quality according to their needs.