Under the first exemption granted to ASTRA by the Commission in June 2004, ASTRA agreed to implement a number of proposals, including the enabling of 40 channels for captioning in two stages, with these channels captioning 5% of total programs in the first year, followed by 5% increases in each subsequent year. In its latest application, ASTRA submits that these targets have been exceeded.
The new exemption application breaks channels down into six groups. These are:
Group 1: Broadly viewed movie, children’s and entertainment channels
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