TV without rudely loud commercials
The Kansas City Star
TV watching should be a little more pleasant today now that the volume on commercials is expected to be dialed down.
The CALM Act, which stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation, goes into effect, preventing the sound on television commercials from being louder than the normal programming.
The Associated Press reports that the rule applies to broadcasters, cable and satellite operators. The Federal Communications Commission adopted the change a year ago but granted the industry a year to make the switch.
Consumers can report violators to the FCC.