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Revised as of October 2, 2015
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§ 79.106 Video description and emergency information accessibility
requirements for recording devices.
(a) Effective May 26, 2015, all apparatus that is designed to record video
programming transmitted simultaneously with sound that is provided by
entities subject to § § 79.2 and 79.3 and is manufactured in the United States
or imported for use in the United States, must comply with the provisions of
this section except that apparatus must only do so if it is achievable as
defined in § 79.105(b)(3).
Note 1 to paragraph (a): Apparatus includes the physical device and the
video player(s) capable of displaying video programming transmitted
simultaneously with sound that manufacturers install into the devices they
manufacture before sale, whether in the form of hardware, software, or a
combination of both, as well as any video players capable of displaying
video programming transmitted simultaneously with sound that manufacturers
direct consumers to install after sale.
Note 2 to paragraph (a): This paragraph places no restrictions on the
importing, shipping, or sale of apparatus that were manufactured before May
(b) All apparatus subject to this section must enable the presentation or
the pass through of the secondary audio stream, which will facilitate the
provision of video description signals and emergency information (as that
term is defined in § 79.2) such that viewers are able to activate and
de-activate the video description as the video programming is played back on
a picture screen of any size.
(c) All apparatus subject to this section must comply with the
interconnection mechanism requirements in § 79.105(c).
[ 78 FR 31798 , May 24, 2013]
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