Statement from The Weather Company
February 20, 2014
In response to the Federal Communications Commission's ruling today about improving TV closed captions, The Weather Company has released the following statement:
"The Weather Company's number one mission is to keep people safe and informed about weather in their area, so we applaud the FCC for strengthening its TV closed captioning rules today,” said David Clark, president of The Weather Channel network. "Timely and accurate news and forecasting are critical to keep communities safe, and the hearing-impaired deserve more consistent access to all news and information."
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