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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TCG Recipe of the Month – Gluten-Free Oat Bread

Gluten-Free Oat Bread Recipe Highlights Gluten-free High in fiber Vegetarian   As spring creeps closer and the trees and flowers begin to blossom, many of us begin to think once again of ways to eat healthier and get out of our winter slumps and eating habits.  This gluten-free bread is the perfect breakfast dish as it…

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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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TCG Recipe of the Month – Kale and Chickpea Salad

Kale and Chickpea Salad Recipe Highlights Gluten-free Vegetarian Source of Vitamin B Calcium and bone health   Working as a captioner, it can be tough to find easy ways to make healthy meals that can be ready in a snap, especially when you need to jump on a show at any hour.  This kale and…

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