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Closed Captioning is Olympic Task


The athletes competing in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this month have trained for years to be at the top of their games for the Winter Olympics. So have the hundreds of employees poised at keypads in a Western Pennsylvania office building and elsewhere capturing every word spoken during hundreds of hours of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage. They furiously type each word to make them appear in closed captioning boxes on TV screens across the United States. VITAC Corp., which started in Pittsburgh in the 1980s, is the sole provider of closed captions for NBC's coverage of the Olympics. Captioners at VITAC offices in Cecil and near Denver, and many working from their homes across the country, will watch and write the more than 600 hours of sports.....MORE

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