Breaking news: SNY to add captions for Mets May 1!
Fantastic news for Mets fans who suffer from hearing loss:
Effective May 1 (when the Mets visit the Phillies), SNY plans to offer closed captioning - for Mets games only.
It is a belated move three-plus seasons after the network launched, and it would have been nice to have all programming captioned.
But it is much better than nothing, and will serve as a bridge to March 16, 2010, when FCC rules will require the network to be all-captioned.
Thank yous are in order for those who have aggressively pursued this matter with SNY, me and others over the past three years to make this happen - and especially to those who were quoted in my column on this topic last month, which helped kick-start the process.
Now I can check of the second off my three SNY goals - HD for all Mets games, and closed captioning for Mets games.
Next and last:
Prodding SNY to show Game 1 of the 1969 World Series, thus becoming the first baseball-team-owned cable network in New York to show a loss by its favorite squad.
(Unless YES beats them to it.)
(UPDATE: So sorry about ongoing problems with our commenting function this Thursday. People supposedly working on it.)