Member Bulletin NO. 14-06 -- Mandatory Closed Captioning For All TV Spots
Effective September 1, 2014, all advertising commercials, sponsorship messages and promotions broadcast on television stations in Canada must be aired with closed captions for the hearing impaired. Closed captions are hidden subtitles that are made available on-screen to hearing impaired viewers. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) has made this a mandatory condition of license for all broadcasters in Canada as of September 1st.
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