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Ofcom: New guidelines to improve VoD access services

Ofcom has announced changes to its Access Services Code and associated best practice guidelines, to improve the accessibility of TV and on-demand programmes for UK audiences. Access services include subtitles, signing and audio description. They help people with access needs, including blind and deaf people and those with sight and hearing loss, to understand and […]

April 15, 2024

ITV commissions Code of Silence

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill has commissioned suspenseful crime drama Code of Silence, starring Rose Ayling-Ellis, created and written by Catherine Moulton and produced by leading independent producers Mammoth Screen. The drama will premiere on ITV and be available for streaming on ITVX. Code of Silence is about Deaf catering worker, Alison Woods. She’s […]

May 17, 2023

BT Sport launches Sign Up deaf initiative

BT Sport is launching Sign Up a new initiative that aims to raise the profile of the deaf community within sport, help make its programming accessible to all, and create new opportunities. Kicking off on December 26th, BT Sport has teamed up with Premier League players and managers to guide viewers through the letters of […]

December 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Amazon Fire TV adds audio streaming for hearing aids

Fire TV is launching Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids from Starkey. This makes Fire TV the first-ever streaming media player to support Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids, commonly known as ASHA. Customers with compatible Starkey hearing aids can connect directly to Fire TV Cube […]

April 28, 2022