♦ ABC cancels 'Whispers' and 'The Astronaut Wives' Club'.
♦ The former over-the-air (NBC affiliate) sub-channel Universal Sports Network which became primarily a satellite/cable channel in 2012, will shut down on November 16.
♦ November 30 deadline for U.S. stations approaching – the requirements for converting text based emergency information aired on their stations outside of news and EAS alerts (usually crawls dealing with issues such as severe weather alerts) into speech for airing on their SAP channels, and the requirement that any clips transmitted through IP technology (e.g. to computers or through apps) must contain captions if those clips were taken from programming that was broadcast with captions. Other deadline obligations:
January 1, 2016, for captioning “straight lift” clips, defined as a single excerpt of a captioned TV program with the same video and audio that was shown on TV on or after January 1, 2016;
January 1, 2017, for captioning “montages,” defined as a single online file containing multiple video clips taken from different parts of a captioned full-length TV program or from different captioned TV programs that were shown on TV with captions on or after January 1, 2017; and
July 1, 2017, for captioning video clips of live and near-live TV programming, such as news or sporting events shown on TV with captions on or after July 1, 2017. For live clips, the rules permit up to a 12-hour delay in posting a captioned clip after the programming has been shown on TV. For near-live clips, the rules permit an 8-hour delay in posting a captioned clip after the programming has been shown on television.