(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 honoured to provide viewers with the most accurate closed-captioning services during CBC/Radio-Canada’s prime-time broadcasts from August 5th to 21st.
On August 5th, 2016, The Captioning Group will begin closed-captioning of the Games, starting with the highly anticipated Opening Ceremonies. Their coverage will continue for the next 16 days, from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am ET each day. Tamra Stretch, President of The Captioning Group said, “We are thrilled to have our captions put in the spotlight for prime-time Olympic coverage. Our team extensively prepares for weeks in anticipation of the Games, and we are proud to put our skills forth not only for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community but for all Canadian viewers enjoying the Games on television.”
With over 25 years’ industry experience, The Captioning Group has provided closed captioning for CBC/Radio-Canada’s Olympic coverage since the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. For the Rio Games, the skill and dexterity of the company’s seasoned closed captioners will be on display more so than ever before:
• CBC will broadcast 1,275 hours of coverage for the Rio Games across their own airwaves and those of their partners.
• Over 33.35 million Canadians tuned in to the 2014 Sochi Olympics on CBC/Radio-Canada. That number is expected to significantly increase this year with more live coverage than ever before.
• 2016 marks the 11th consecutive time The Captioning Group has performed live captions for the Olympic Games, from Atlanta in 1996 to Rio in 2016.
About The Captioning Group Inc.: North America’s premiere realtime closed-captioning company, with over 500,000 hours’ experience in both Canada and the U.S. since 1991. The Captioning Group has come to be recognized as an industry leader, providing captioning services for live broadcast television. From major news networks to specialty stations to government proceedings and more, The Captioning Group offers unparallelled abilities with respect to a broad range of captioning services.