The Captioning Group Inc. Announces Broadcast Schedule for Rio Olympics

The Captioning Group Inc. Announces Broadcast Schedule for Rio Olympics Realtime Captioning Company Proud to Once Again Serve Canada for 2016 Olympic Games   (Calgary, AB–July 26, 2016) Today, The Captioning Group Inc., a realtime closed-captioning company for North America, announced their prime-time closed-captioning schedule for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Captioning Group is…

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My Life as an Independent Captioner

My Life as an Independent Captioner   I start my day by donning my captioning outfit (yoga pants and comfortable shirt), 15 minutes of meditation, and then follow that up with 20 minutes of yoga and stretching to get in the zone for the day. I grab a yogurt and a cup of coffee and…

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Major Milestones in 25 Years of The Captioning Group Inc.

This June, The Captioning Group celebrates its 25th year in business.  Since our very first show in 1991, TCG has been committed to providing quality, reliability, and accessibility to all that view closed captioning.  To celebrate our 25-year anniversary, this post looks back on the major milestones in The Captioning Group’s history. — 1991 “Fashion…

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TCG Beginnings – Remembering Our Very First Live Show

What was it like to start captioning a program in 1991, for the very first time? TCG’s President, Tamra Stretch, shares the story of her very first on-air captioning experience, including what it was like prepping for a program without the extensive resources we have in today’s age of technology and how this became the…

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Throwback: TCG Provides 24-Hour Emergency Captioning

To celebrate TCG’s 25th anniversary, we are sharing a press release from back in 2006, almost exactly ten years ago, a summer that held one of the most challenging live events TCG had ever experienced!  The article highlights how our captioning team managed to cover six straight days of live hurricane coverage, with less almost no notice!…

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The Captioning Group Visits Toronto

The Captioning Group Visits Toronto This April, The Captioning Group had the opportunity to make the trip East and visit Toronto.  While we were there, we met with clients, explored the downtown core, and saw the amazing CBC studios.  We also enjoyed many of Toronto’s gastronomic delights!  Check out some of the highlights of our…

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BCCS Closed for Business – How the Captioning Landscape Has Shifted

BCCS Closed for Business – How the Captioning Landscape Has Shifted   On February 29, 2016, the Canadian captioning company BCCS (Broadcast Captioning & Consulting Services Inc.) closed its doors for good, declaring bankruptcy and shocking their clients and captioners with the sudden news. There was no warning given.  Many clients heard from an outside…

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A Captioner’s Day – What it Takes to Succeed

A Captioner’s Day – What it Takes to Succeed Captioning… Did you know that the average person talks at least 180 wpm (words per minute) and that as a captioner we caption at an average of at least 200 wpm and up to 325 wpm (and sometimes more!)?   Being a live-television broadcast captioner is…

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New – Get Updates from The Captioning Group

Welcome to The Captioning Group’s News page! Here you will find updates on industry news in North America and around the world, captioning-related conversations and discussions and more.  You can also expect to find fun recipes, information about our company, and articles written by the captioners that make a difference for our company each day….

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