Yospace adds closed captions to Flash streaming

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SDK which allows Flash to interpret HLS streams now meets CEA-608 standard.

NAB 2013, Las Vegas, Booth SU8503: With closed captioning now an FCC requirement in the USA, and a powerful access tool elsewhere in the world, Yospace has announced full support for captions in its live streaming technology, including its unique solution which allows Flash players to display HLS content.

Yospace offers an SDK which allows a Flash player to consume HLS streams, and it is this which is now compatible with CEA-608 captioning. The CEA-608 standard defines the means by which closed captions are embedded within video data as it distributed, either by the means of traditional broadcast or internet streaming.

The result is that broadcasters and content owners can now meet the requirement to caption content online using HLS while using the workflows that exist to embed closed captions in broadcast.

“The support for CEA-608 in Apple devices means that broadcasters can already deliver closed captioning to a wide audience using a workflow they should find familiar,” explained David Springall, CTO and founder of Yospace. “By adding the same support in our Flash SDK for HLS, we have extended that reach to Flash-based players with no further workflow adaptations needed.”

The Flash player SDK, closed captioning, seamless content replacement and other leading edge streaming technologies will be demonstrated on the Yospace stand at NAB 2013, Booth SU8503.