Google, Twitch, LinkedIn & Others To Present Best Practices For Captioning Live Video On The Web

sm-west-arowsLinkedIn is one of the first online broadcasters to use YouTube’s recently added support for CEA-708, the standard for closed captioning for ATSC digital television (DTV) streams in the United States and Canada. At the Streaming Media West show, [taking place November 1-2 in Huntington Beach, CA] Heather Hurford, Live Video Producer at LinkedIn will moderate a session on the Best Practices For Captioning Live Video On The Web. The session will talk specifically about the encoders and signal flow, voice writing/respeaking method for generating captions & best practices to improve the quality of captions. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Heather Hurford, Live Video Producer, LinkedIn
  • Matthew Szatmary, Senior Video Encoding Engineer, Twitch
  • Rob Dillon, Manager, Digital Operations, Tribune Media
  • Ben Cruz, YouTube Video Accessibility Evangelist, Google
  • Jake Dozier, Access Services Manager, SDI Media

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