Cloud service to insulate media and entertainment industry from caption outages

JCR logoIn a press release issued April 25, VITAC Corp announced VTAC Power Connect, a new cloud service that hardwires continuous programming from realtime captioners to live broadcasting encoders.

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How Prince once saved VITAC’s captioning of his songs

A post on April 26 VITAC’s blog by broadcast captioner Brittany Bender recalls her quest to obtain the lyrics to two new songs that the musician Prince, who passed away April 21, was to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2013.

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VITAC sold to The Gores Group

VITAC Corporation, a closed captioning based in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced the company was acquired by a new owner, The Gores Group, which is an investment firm based in Los Angeles.  “VITAC is excited about the investment by the Gores Group. This new ownership ensures that we can continue to focus on our customers’ needs,” Pat Prozzi, VITAC’s President and CEO, said.

“We at VITAC are proud of 30 years of captioning excellence,”Prozzi continued. “Our service, which is invaluable to millions of Americans, is only possible through the talent and boundless energy of an amazing team of captioners. We support our captioners with training, equipment, and technical resources so that they can touch the world with their very special skill — while not leaving their homes. Together, and I truly mean together, we have built the VITAC reputation as the national captioning leader, captioning the majority of national broadcast programming.”

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Ever wonder what’s behind closed captioning?

WESA in Pittsburgh posted a story on Feb. 3 that features Chuck Karlovits, CEO of VITAC, one of the largest companies that provides captions on the air, offering a look behind the scenes of producing closed captioning.

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VITAC captioning 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia

VITAC will be captioning the Sochi Winter Games for NBC, marking the tenth time the company has done so. For the first time this year, the captions will be streamed on television and online simultaneously. VITAC will be captioning in both English and Spanish.

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