FCC Wants Comments On SAP Proposal

The commission wants opinions on whether to extend the deadline for TV stations to convert nontextual emergency information into audio on station SAP channels.

STATION ADVISORY

FCC Extends Emergency Info/SAP Deadline

The FCC released an order last week giving TV stations an additional 18 months to comply with a requirement that emergency information conveyed to the TV audience during non-news programming in a visual or graphical manner (e.g., on-screen weather maps during entertainment programming) be converted to audio that is broadcast on the TV station’s SAP channel.

Discovery To Add Spanish Secondary Audio

Discovery Communications’ two flagship networks, Discovery and TLC, will offer Spanish-language secondary audio programming for a selection of top series. The offerings, which will include top series from both networks, are slated to begin in May during primetime programming hours.