AMC to provide subtitles

18 November 2016

Great news that AMC, the US drama channel available in the UK, are to provide subtitles from next year. We believe that all consumers should be able to fully enjoy TV: subtitling helps deaf and hard of hearing people do this and we have been pushing for more broadcasters to provide it.
Ofcom rules only require major channels to offer subtitles - AMC’s smaller audience figures means it falls outside of these requirements, but it has responded to consumer demands.
More than 900,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf; and by 2035 one in five people in the UK will have some form of hearing loss. We hope other smaller broadcasters will follow this great example.

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