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Broadcast with captions that are only visible if the viewer opts to enable them: closed-captioned television for the hearing-impaired.


(Electronics) (of a video recording) having subtitles which appear on screen only if the cassette is played through a special decoder


(of a television program) broadcast with captions that are visible only with the use of a decoder.
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Adj.1.closed-captioned - broadcast with captions that are seen only on receivers having special equipment; can be provided for hard-of-hearing viewers
telecasting, television, TV, video - broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
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Unlike other offerings that generate closed-captioning automatically with speech-to-text technology, WordWave uses humans to produce the closed-captioned transcripts, providing greater accuracy for searching.
The telecom ministry plans to urge television broadcasters to increase the number of closed-captioned programs in an effort to make programs friendlier to the aged and people with hearing difficulties, ministry officials said Wednesday.
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To display closed-captioned text, the viewers must have a set-top box decoder or a TV receiver that includes this decoding capability.