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FCC Settles Accessibility Rules Violation With Pluto, ViacomCBS

Sept. 29, 2021, 8:19 PM

The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau settled an investigation with Pluto Inc. and its parent company, ViacomCBS Inc., regarding violations of FCC accessibility rules, according to a statement from the Commission.

Key Excerpts

  • In addition to paying a $3.5 million civil penalty, Pluto Inc. agreed to enter into a compliance plan to ensure that non-exempt video programming that Pluto streams over the internet includes closed captioning in compliance with Commission rules
  • The Enforcement Bureau’s investigation confirmed that Pluto failed to comply with the IP closed captioning rules when distributing video programming on numerous platforms used to disseminate Pluto TV

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