Federal Bill To End Loud TV Ads Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill that will end the barrage of loud television commercials was signed into federal law last week.

The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act will require advertisers to adopt industry guidelines regulating the decibel levels of television ads within one year.

The Federal Communications Commission has received consistent complaints from consumers about the loudness of television commercials, but it did not regulate program or commercial volume.

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