MCS, as we are also known as, was formed in 1987 by Patricia Ferrier of Los Angeles, and was the first woman-owned closed captioning company formed in the U.S. It remains the largest privately held woman-owned closed-captioning company in the U.S. MCS is a pioneer in the implementation of real-time captioning. In 1991, CNN selected MCS to provide their real-time closed-captioning, and by 1994 MCS was captioning four of their networks. MCS, in 2001, was closed-captioning the events of 9/11 on CNBC, Fox News Channel, and CNN networks simultaneously. MCS was instrumental in using innovative technologies at the time, Digital 56k, frame relay, direct circuits for delivering real-time data from our California offices to our broadcast and cable network clients.
Despite consolidations in the cable industry, and other personnel changes which affected our business, MCS withstood these challenges and maintained strong business relationships with key networks in the broadcast business . As of 2019, MCS has closed-captioned over 1,021,000 hours of national and local news and sports.