All programming produced by the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television (MAET), d/b/a Mississippi Public Broadcasting, complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality.
Programming provided by MAET complies with these regulations by either:
(i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2);
(ii) adopting and following the “Video Programmer Best Practices” set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or
(iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d), including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the “electronic news room” technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.
For immediate concerns regarding Closed Captioning, please contact MPB by calling (601) 432-6565.