All local programming produced by WETA and broadcast on our channels complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality. Programming provided by WETA complies with these regulations by either: (i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2); (ii) adopting and following the “Video Programmer Best Practices” set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or (iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d), including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the “electronic news room” technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.

Have a question or comment about closed captioning on WETA's television channels or the website? Use the contact information below to get in touch with us.

WETA Television closed captioning contact

Vince Forcier
Director of Engineering
3939 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-998-2647
Fax: 703-998-2011 website closed captioning contact

Nick Scalera
Vice President, Digital Media
3939 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-998-1835
Fax: 703-998-2074