Cable Television Captioning Requirements

Cable Television Captioning Requirements under 47 C.F.R. 76.606

The requirements for closed captioning laid out in Cable Television Captioning Requirements under 47 C.F.R. 76.606 are as follows:

  1. As of June 30, 1992, the operator of each cable television system shall not take any action to remove or alter closed captioning data contained on line 21 of the vertical blanking interval: and
  2. As of July 1, 1993, the operator of each cable television system shall deliver intact closed captioning data contained on line 21 of the vertical blanking interval, as it arrives at the headend or from another origination source, to subscriber terminals and (when so delivered to the cable system) in a format that can be recovered and displayed by decoders meeting 47 C.F.R. 15.119 of the Rules.