Saturday, August 4, 2012

Caption Action 2: August 2012 Newsletter

This is the Caption Action 2 newsletter for August 2012.

Caption Action 2 is taking aim at a specific target: Yahoo! Inc. Why Yahoo? Yahoo has known for years that they needed to update their video player to support closed captioning. However they have not, to date, updated their video player to support closed captioning. Meanwhile, Yahoo has become a source of original video content. The company has a high-profile web series, "Electric City," produced by Tom Hanks.

The Yahoo video site,, has some of the most popular web television programs, such as "Burning Love." (To see original programming on Yahoo, select the top button labeled "Y! Originals." This goes to, with videos in the categories comedy, living, news, sports, finance, and entertainment.

Yahoo also carries video from other sites such as Hulu, embedding the Hulu video player. The problem is Yahoo's own video player does not have an option for displaying closed captions.

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