More than 120 million Americans benefit from closed-captioning, including 28 million people who are deaf and/or hard-of-hearing people, 26 million elementary school children practicing reading skills, 30 million people learning English as a second language and 40 million Americans ages 16 and older learning to read.
In addition, a growing number of NBC viewers in restaurants, gyms, bars, airports and other public places utilize closed-captioning to follow a program despite the loud atmosphere.
Gaining access to closed-captioned programs is as easy as turning on your television. Today, caption decoders are a standard feature of television sets with 13-inch screens or larger.
As the number of closed-caption viewers continues to increase, so does NBC Philadelphia's determination to provide quality news and entertainment to all of its viewers.
For further information regarding closed-captioning on NBC Philadelphia please contact:
Manager, Technical Operations
10 Monument Road
Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004