ATLANTA — April 1, 2015 — Nexidia, a leading developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, Volicon, the global leader in broadcast monitoring and media intelligence, and VITAC, a leading caption provider, today announced that they will co-present a session at the 2015 PBS Technology Conference (TechCon 2015). The Closed Captioning Super Session will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
In the 90-minute session, Chad Rounsavall, vice president of sales for the Nexidia Media & Entertainment division; Andrew Sachs, Volicon’s vice president of product management; and Darryn Cleary, senior vice president of sales for VITAC, will give an overview of recent closed-captioning legislation and then present some straightforward concepts that reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining compliance as the FCC rules take full effect and evolve.
An introduction to this Closed Captioning Supersession will be provided by Stephan Scheel, senior director of media operations at PBS Media Operations Center. He will frame the session by outlining the current challenges of establishing and maintaining an automated compliance workflow and summarize how PBS is approaching them. He will also share the metrics of how captioning QC standards are being applied.
Other topics this important session will include:
* Captioning services and best practices — helping get it right the first time
* File based workflows and automated captioning QC
* Monitoring captioning quality and descriptive video presence
* Improving live captions for rebroadcast
* Delivering quality captions to the Web
More information about the session and TechCon 2015 is available at www.pbstechconference.org. More information about Nexidia and its products is available at www.nexidia.tv. More information about Volicon and its products is available at www.volicon.com. More information about VITAC and its products is available at www.vitac.com.
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VITAC Corporation, a Merrill Communications Company, is the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning and other accessible media services. VITAC provides closed captioning for broadcast networks, cable TV, home video/ DVD, teleconferences, and Internet programs worldwide. Among the company’s largest clients are NBC Universal, BBC America, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Discovery Networks, FOX, FSN, Fox Television Studios, Mark Burnett Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television, The Weather Channel, and the federal government. VITAC was founded in 1986 and currently employs over 325 people, located in one of the company’s two operations facilities — Los Angeles and Pittsburgh — or in remote locations across the country.
Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform(R) provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, ad verification, competitive analysis, and quality-of-service monitoring. Volicon solutions are used by all stakeholders in the media enterprise from engineering to the executive suite. Volicon systems are deployed by more than 1,000 customers in more than 65 countries worldwide. Volicon is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. More information is available at www.volicon.com.
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.
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