We have all found ourselves watching television and being surprised or shocked at what we see. Even children’s television programs these days are full of violent images or inferences to offensive language, sexual references, and violent behavior. Adult television has taken on a whole new meaning. We have all wished, at one time or another, for a way to curb what we view.
The US Congress recently enacted the “Child Safe Viewing Act” to protect children from exposure to indecent or objectionable video or audio programming. The proliferation of objectionable video material from easy-to-access sources is driving efforts to develop viable systems for blocking, filtering, or replacing the objectionable material. Parents of smaller children in particular are actively seeking these solutions. The current market landscape demonstrates that, there is an abundance of innovation needed in this area.
CAPTION TV has developed CC+ a user-friendly parental control technology, for selective filtering of objectionable material from any video production set according to your own individually applied settings. CC+ is more diverse and customer-specific, allowing a more customizable solution.
Currently television programs are rated (on a voluntary basis by content providers) based on the TV Parental Guidelines. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has movie ratings for films that have not separately been edited for TV. Neither rating system is effective as it depends solely on someone else’s opinion on what they considered to be offensive and objectionable, and then identified the content according to an age group.
Technology like CC+ allows parents to interact with the television program or pre- recorded media by allowing them to set their own preferences on what they feel is offensive and objectionable.
Parents are looking for more and more ways to interact with the programming. But not until Caption TV has there been a parental control technology available to consumers which enable us to pick and choose what we find personally offensive as viewers and edit or remove it from our viewing.