Edmonton, AB – GigEcast Global Broadcast Solutions is proud to announce that they have entered into an exclusive agreement with Pursuit Channel to handle the closed captioning for their entire network. GigEcast is a world renowned authority in closed captioning, subtitling, transcription and encoding and strives to provide the most accurate representation of programming while maintaining the visual enjoyment which will be instrumental in Pursuit reaching an even greater audience. Consequently, the more than 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans, can now access Pursuit Channel’s programming in its entirety, enhancing their viewing experience.
All Pursuit Channel’s producers are required to be fully closed captioned by the start of Q 2, 2012.
“We are proud that Pursuit Channel chose GigEcast over many other options to handle not only their in-house closed captioning but also be the exclusive closed caption supplier for all of their producers”, said Scott Stirling, Vice President of GigEcast, “Our captioning teams are specifically trained in the outdoor television genre. This allows us to have extremely fast turnaround times, unparalleled accuracy and lower cost than any comparable service in the industry.”
The Pursuit Channel’s main goal is to create a network that is in touch with outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life. Our distribution, our content and our overall viewer appeal are all on the rise, and we’re looking forward to an exciting future. Pursuit Channel is the only outdoor network delivered in satellite providers DISH and DIRECTV’s BASIC package, channels received by every subscriber regardless of their level of service. With a solid, growing portfolio of cable and high power TV stations as well, the network now reaches more than 38 million households.
“By choosing Scott and his experienced team at GigEcast,” said Stewart Thomas, Vice President of Operations for Pursuit Channel, “we can rest assured that our programming will include high quality, accurate captions that will enable viewers who are deaf or hearing-impaired to participate with friends and family and fully enjoy our great lineup of outdoor programming.”