CALM Act passed, will quiet loud TV commercials within a year
This is awesome news…would have been more awesome about 10 years ago before I built my MCE DVR…but I guess I still watch *some* commercials during sports. Either way, it’s a long time coming.
Rep. Anna Eshoo’s (D-CA) bill will require commercials to be at the same decibel levels as programs during which they play. Once signed, the CALM Act will give the FCC a mandate to regulate and enforce volume limits on commercials, ensuring that their maximum loudness does not exceed the average maximum loudness of the program they’re accompanying. Advertisers will have one year to implement technology to keep the volume levels in check.