1. Technology
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Robert Silva

Stay CALM, The Goverment Now Protects You From Loud TV Commercials

By December 16, 2012

Follow me on:

Dateline: 12/16/2012
Yes, that's right, with all the issues facing us as both individuals and a society these days, the Federal Government, through the people's elected Congressional Representatives, Senators, and the signature of the President in 2010, started on the path of protecting U.S. TV viewers from those loud TV commercials, under the regulatory arm of the FCC.

The law authorizing this new authority for the FCC is referred to as the CALM Act, which stands for the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act. The act requires TV broadcasters to make sure that the volume levels of TV commercials are no louder than regular TV content that they are associated with.

After two years of finalizing the details of the regulations associated with the law, the FCC began its CALM Act enforcement role on December 13, 2012.

For more details on how the provisions of the CALM Act will be enforced, and how you, as a TV viewer, can file your own complaints, read the following articles by Robert Longley, About.com Guide for U.S. Government Info:

When and How Will the CALM Act be Enforced?

How to File Loud TV Commercial Complaints

Also, for additional perspective, including my own commentary about the purpose and need for the CALM Act, read my previous articles:

FCC Makes Final Rules on Loud TV Commercials

SRS TruVolume Now Calm Act Certified.

Do you have an opinion on this new law? If so, feel free to comment below or in the Forum!

Follow Me On Twitter and Facebook

May 13, 2013 at 1:49 am
(1) Opal says:

I hardly leave a response, however after looking
at a ton of responses here Stay CALM, The Goverment Now
Protects You From Loud TV Commercials. I do have 2 questions for you if it’s okay. Is it simply me or does it look like like a few of the comments look as if they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are writing on additional social sites, I would like to follow everything new you have to post. Would you list of the complete urls of all your social sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

May 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm
(2) Marissa says:

Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to
say that I have truly loved surfing around your blog posts.
In any case I will be subscribing on your rss feed and I am hoping you
write again soon!

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.