12.16.2010 03:10 PM
President Signs CALM Act
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama signed the CALM Act into law this week, requiring broadcasters to throttle down the volume on excessively loud TV commercials.

The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act directs television broadcasters and advertisers to adopt technology that will modulate audio levels and prevent overly loud commercials. They have one year to do so. The Advanced Television Systems Committee in 2009 adopted best practices for broadcast commercial volume. These will become the standard by which the FCC will monitor compliance.

The text of the bill is available at

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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Fri, 12-17-2010 03:00 AM Report Comment
because no one really cares about a budget, or they would have done something about it 50 years ago when it was actually possible.
Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Fri, 12-17-2010 09:54 AM Report Comment
The bottom line is that they get another year to blast comercials. That volume control must be complicated.
Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Thu, 12-16-2010 07:26 PM Report Comment
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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Thu, 12-16-2010 06:38 PM Report Comment
How about maybe we work on stuff like a budget & forget this crap!

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