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Channel 4 subtitles outage breached licence, Ofcom rules

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Channel 4 breached the conditions of its broadcast licence by failing to provide enough subtitled programming to some viewers in autumn 2021 after a sonic boom destroyed equipment used to broadcast its programmes, the...

Ofcom to investigate Channel 4 over weeks-long subtitles outage

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Channel 4 will have to explain why it failed to provide subtitles to viewers for several weeks last year, after key parts of its output were knocked off air in September following a fire alarm that inadvertently destr...

The great subtitles fiasco: Channel 4 must be punished for failing deaf viewers

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Let’s abandon the misconception that only deaf and disabled people benefit from subtitled television. If you were one of the 5.7 million viewers in the UK who watched the Korean drama Squid Game last month and opted f...

Don’t believe everything you read: the pleasures and perils of TV subtitles

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Name: Subtitles. Age: During the silent movie era “intertitles” or “title cards”, boxes of text between film sequences, were used in lieu of speech, so that viewers had some idea of what was going on. So about 115 yea...