We’re Excited about the Potential for Live TV Captioning of Rio2016…

“Just the matter of a few $$$$ to raise….” New Zealand is a great sporting nation and the hype is building for the Rio Olympics. We’re getting pretty excited about the potential for captioned TV coverage too! The Captioning Working Group have launched a $200,000 NZD fundraising campaign to pay for live captioning on some of the free-to-air Prime TV coverage. Able, NZ’s not-for-profit captioning provider, will be providing live.

New Zealand – We Need Your Help! Press Release 18 May 2016.

The National Foundation for the Deaf underwriting $200,000 to enable broadcast captioning of the Rio Olympics Text GOLD to 4847 to help by donating $3.00 The National Foundation for the Deaf has underwritten $200,000 to enable live broadcast captioning of the Rio Olympics in August 2016. Live broadcast captions are similar to subtitles that you see on a foreign film but they are in the same language as the spoken.