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# 195938 12-May-2016 18:30
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Seeing as Lightbox seem to be pretty responsive on this forum, I wanted to put it out there as both a suggestion and a question:

 

When will you offer closed captioning?

 

Netflix has this, as does traditional TV, as does Sky.


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  # 1551670 12-May-2016 18:38
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As does youtube so shows its possible on the ondemand stuff.





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  # 1551672 12-May-2016 18:50
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Isnt closed captioning in NZ paid by NZOnAir?  

 

I imagine that if NZOnAir would pay for Lightbox to add it to their programs then Lightbox would be all in.  

 

 

 

And heres a bit more colour:  https://nzcaptions.wordpress.com


 
 
 
 


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  # 1551739 12-May-2016 19:55
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Captions are available for most of the content so i see no need for nzoa to pay for it.

I have a habit of watching with the sound low and captions on while doing other things.

I would use Lightbox more with this feature. I'm not using Lightbox as much as I would like to.

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  # 1551750 12-May-2016 20:29
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gzt: Captions are available for most of the content so i see no need for nzoa to pay for it.

I have a habit of watching with the sound low and captions on while doing other things.

I would use Lightbox more with this feature. I'm not using Lightbox as much as I would like to.

 

Whether the content is supplied with captions ex-distributor or whether they are added by Able (the closed captioning company) after they arrive in NZ would be the key question.  

 

It appears, and I dont know whether it be true or not, that its the latter - hence NZOA paying for it.   Only 24% of programs get CC'd in NZ.  There was complaints that the Cricket World Cup didnt get captioned.  Or any other live sport in NZ.  But it is captioned in Australia (by law) for example.


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  # 1551764 12-May-2016 20:53
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It's not as easy to caption streaming video as traditional television. Multiple DRM packages and diff technologies being applied. NZOA not only supports the creation of captioning files but has also supported infrastructure for broadcasters.

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  # 1551778 12-May-2016 21:17
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I am a bit surprised it isn't a requirement in  NZ, like I believe it is in some other countries. 


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