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The U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has declared the closed-captioning standard for online video content developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) – the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, and entertainment industries – to be a safe harbor interchange and delivery format. The ruling means that captioned video content distributed via the Internet that uses the SMPTE standard – known officially as SMPTE Timed Text – will comply with the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), a landmark U.S. law designed to ensure the accessibility, usability, and affordability of broadband, wireless, and Internet technologies for people with disabilities.
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ST 2052-1:2010 Timed Text Format (SMPTE-TT)
ST 2052-1:2013 Timed Text Format (SMPTE-TT)
RP 2052-10:2010 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
RP 2052-10:2010-A1 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT - Amendment 1
RP 2052-10:2012 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
RP 2052-10:2013 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
RP 2052-11:2013 Conversion from CEA-708 Caption Data to SMPTE-TT