A quick scan of the channels this morning revealed that subtitles are operational again on at least some Channel 4 output.
More4 was transmitting subtitles for 24 Hours in A&E in the early hours of this morning.
From what we can see, there are some minor technical glitches, such as blank rows being inserted between rows. We also saw the occasional rogue character – pound signs at the start and end of a row at one point and sentences seemingly randomly encased within single quotes.
These minor glitches aside, the important thing is that the subtitles are fully covering what’s being said.
A quick inspection of Channel 4, E4 and More4 revealed no subtitles.
Access services have been disrupted on BBC TV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 following the incident at the Red Bee Broadcast Centre on 25th September.
On Friday, Ofcom issued a new statement regarding the disruption to these services on various channels:
The continued problems with subtitles, audio description and signing on several channels are unacceptable, causing deep upset and frustration among many people who rely on these services.Ofcom
We are in direct contact with the affected broadcasters and have called on them to provide a clear plan for restoring these services, and to explain how long it will take.