SKY spokeswoman Kirsty Way said earlier this week: “We are really pleased Prime will now be able to show captions on these quality local shows, thanks to the contribution of ABLE along with our investment in infrastructure.” So what do we know about captioning on the Sky owned free to air Prime TV channel? Q – When will captioning start? A – No date has been announced but it is.
Last night several members of the New Zealand Captioning Working Group attended the second birthday celebration for Able hosted by Broadcasting Minister, Amy Adams at Parliament. The Minister was quick to point out the lack of a birthday cake, however there was better news for caption fans! Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams announced that captioning will be available on some Prime Television content with a focus on “on local, New Zealand.
The New Zealand Captioning Working Group are holding the annual National Captioning Awards at the end of November and we need your help with nominations please. The Captioning Awards have been established to celebrate and recognise the work that individuals and organisations in New Zealand have done to increase accessibility with captions across multiple environments. Use this quick survey to make your nominations and make any additional comments about captioning.
That happy moment when people say YES to captioning! Today we need to give a big shout out / handwave to Peter Haynes Director / Writer of AFK Webseries fame. True to his word, Peter Haynes has captioned AFK and we are delighted to announce it launches tomorrow (6 November) with captions on Youtube. Check out the trailer here with captioning! Image Used with Permission: Mia Pistorius as Q, a.
Able are broadcasting live captions for the extended TVNZ One News midday broadcast of the All Blacks homecoming. I should feel ‘happy’. Instead I feel mad. TVNZ – still the only New Zealander broadcaster with the technical capability to support live captioning. The All Blacks arrived at Auckland Airport this morning. Breakfast television and many kiwis were there to meet them. No captions. No captions on breakfast TV news or.
I’m signing because… (Click on any of the text below to be taken to the articles that correspond to the reasons) • It will make it easy for people to enjoy what those with no hearing issues take for granted. • How else do deaf people enjoy? TV • My work requires me to keep abreast of breaking news and current affairs and this is hard to do without captions..
Here’s another ‘approximate’ transcript from our volunteers. Great to see what Stephen said. Commentator – You’ve just been shaking hands with victorious All Blacks, how tough to do that, today of all days. Stephen Moore – Its not about us tonight, its all about New Zealand. They really deserved to win. They’ve been the best team all tournament so congratulations to them, they played really well. Commentator – How disrupted.
No captions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing fans on free to air Prime TV or pay Sky in New Zealand, so the post match speeches became a lipreading challenge. Thanks to a transcript volunteer you can see what Richie said here: Commentator – The very first team to win Back to Back Rugby World Cups, is this your proudest moment? Richie McCaw – Absolutely, ah, you know we said.