H.R.1084 - Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act

To require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany. view all titles (7)

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  • Popular: Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act as introduced.
  • Official: To require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe a standard to preclude commercials from being broadcast at louder volumes than the program material they accompany. as introduced.
  • Short: Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act as introduced.
  • Short: Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act as reported to house.
  • Short: CALM Act as passed house.
  • Short: Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act as passed house.
  • Short: CALM Act as reported to house.

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Official Summary

Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act or the CALM Act - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prescribe a regulation that is limited to incorporating by reference, and making mandatory, the Recommended Practice: Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio L

Official Summary

Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act or the CALM Act - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prescribe a regulation that is limited to incorporating by reference, and making mandatory, the Recommended Practice: Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television approved by the Advanced Television Systems Committee, so far as the recommended practice concerns the transmission of commercial advertisements by a television broadcast station, cable operator, or other multichannel video programming distributor. Allows the FCC to waive the regulation if obtaining the equipment to comply would result in financial hardship.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1084

  • Consumers Union

Organizations Opposing H.R.1084

  • NBC Universal
  • Association for Maximum Services Television


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