Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pittsburgh-Based VITAC Providing Closed Captioning for World Cup Streaming on ESPN3

Pittsburgh-based VITAC Corp. is providing realtime closed captioning services for ESPN's live streaming of World Cup soccer matches on ESPN3.com. VITAC captioners are covering the simulcast feeds on both the cable side and the website for the live events, VITAC announced. Captions on the website can be turned on and off and will be seen as live, just like those on TV.

This is believed to be the first time that a cable network has added live captions to a streaming webcast simultaneous with TV captioning, according to VITAC VP of Sales Darryn Cleary.

Whether you're deaf, hard-of-hearing, want to know how to spell a player's name, or keep tabs on your favorite team at work, check out the site and register your name (it's free), then turn on the CC while watching all of the World Cup matches exclusively at www.espn3.com.

For more information, go to www.vitac.com.

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