ENCO Founder Eugene Novacek Dies

Eugene Novacek, founder of ENCO, a provider of software for radio and television, including playout automation, captioning, scheduling and streaming, died Jan. 1, 2020 in New York following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. He is survived by his wife, Judith Novacek; his daughter, Kristin Heinbockel; his son Andrew Novacek, and granddaughter, Evany […]

EEG Offering Advanced Captioning Solutions At IBC

Video technology company EEG focuses on cloud workflow products for closed captioning, accessibility and metadata processing applications. It will be exhibiting at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 14.B35 and will be featuring several products, including: Lexi Local, its newest product that offers automatic, live captioning on-premises and off the cloud. (Lexi Local is soon-to-be […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DoCaption

DoCaption | Booth SU1721 | www.docaption.com DoCaption develops software and ruggedized hardware solutions for TV broadcast, including captioning/subtitling and ancillary data encoding and decoding platforms. DoCaption has updated its flagship LRBox platform-based product line, a comprehensive series of hardware tools for SDI ancillary data management including, but not limited to, closed captioning and subtitling. DoCaption’s […]

Facebook Poised To Add Video Ad Captions

The social network plans to begin automatically putting captions in video ads running in its news feed, which play automatically with the sound off by default, to reduce the negative noise without silencing ads’ effectiveness. The automatic captioning is part of Facebook’s push to reduce the friction in getting people to check out the content that appears in their news feeds, particularly on mobile.

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Church Programming Not Exempt From Captioning

Online Video Captioning Rules Kick In April 30