NBCU Pushes FCC To Create Video Description Safe Harbor

By Christopher Crosby (July 3, 2018, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Comcast-NBCU has urged the Federal Communications Commission to let it count more of its programming toward the mandated number of hours broadcasters must air shows with video-descriptions, which allow the blind and sight-impaired to listen to narrated versions of TV programs. 

The company on Tuesday said it met with FCC officials and urged them to allow it to count multiple rounds of reruns toward the 87.5 hours per quarter the agency mandates that it air with video-description services. 

Viewers clamor for rerun marathons on the likes of USA Network during non-prime-time hours, but despite broadcasting shows with descriptions for more than 1,604...

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