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Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act

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Finally, Congress and broadcasters seem to be paying attention (maybe consumers should have bought some loud commercials themselves?). Legislation filed two years ago by Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, may come to a House vote as early as this week.   It only took 45 years of consumer complaints, according to Consumers Union .   We can all wonder whether Congress would ever have gotten results without the cooperation of the industry. The move to keep TV commercials close to the volume of the shows was aided by the transition to digital television , The San Jose Mercury-News reports .   "The ...
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REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
IBC 2010: Wohler to Roll Out Quartet of New Monitoring Systems ...
Wohler’s exhibition at IBC 2010 will showcase a range of products aimed at broadcasters’ that manage complex audio and video monitoring in today’s digital and HD broadcast environments. The AMP2-16V will represent Wohler’s line of 16-channel modular monitoring systems, combining video monitoring with comprehensive audio management capabilities including industry-leading loudness control. In addition to demonstrating the Pandora dedicated loudness monitor, the company will highlight its new Presto multiview source selector, which makes 16 video channels readily available for monitoring and straightforward ... market research, surveys and trends
TV Ads Are Way Too Loud, But That Probably Won't Change
Here’s the crux about loud TV ads:  Consumers say they’re too loud yet networks (& the FCC) say they’re no louder than the loudest part of the TV show they’re being shown in.   In a polite, round about way, they’re saying they don’t care because it only seems that TV ads are loud due to a technicality called “Dynamic Range Compression.” Dynamic Range Compression is used to reduce the recorded noise that goes out over certain levels.  The process works over the high-points of the data, but do nothing to modify the quieter sounds.  Though it doesn’t seem to make sense, the ... market research, surveys and trends

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Cafferty File: Tell Jack how you really feel 2009 December « - CNN ...
The holidays are upon us - traditionally a time spent with our families, friends and loved ones… intimate gatherings in our homes, which give us all a chance to reconnect. And maybe the need for that is greater than it's ever been. Here are a few statistics that might be something for us all to think about: There are 270 million cell phone subscribers who sent more than 110 billion text messages last December - that was double the number sent a year earlier. The average teenager sends more than 2,000 text messages every month. At the same time - the average length of a cell phone call declined last year. The problem is, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Ethic Soup: June 2009
are iconic, having been worn since the turn of the 20th century. Before that, physicians wore street clothes even while performing surgery. But now, the American Medical Association is considering a resolution that would recommend hospitals ban doctor's white coats. Holy Cow! AMA MAY SAY 'NO' TO DOC'S WHITE COATS The AMA (Is there anything 'holier' in medicine?) has cited evidence that the garment contributes to the spread of infection . Apparently, a number of studies have shown that the lab coats hold a lot of bacteria, potentially harmful. Wait a minute. Wouldn't ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Baby Memory, TV Ad Volume
Heymatt: This is a really hard thing for me to believe. My friend says she remembers being born. She says she has dreams about being in a real dark place and then being pushed along some big hallway and coming out into a bright place that is noisy and with lots of people. She says she’s sure she’s remembering being born because she has these dreams. She says she also remembers her first birthday party with a cake and ice cream and presents. I asked her how she could be so sure, and she just said what else can it be? So is it possible that she actually remembers being born? I don’t know anyone else who claims that. And I don’t ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
CRAFTON: Tamed Darlington With 6th Place Finish
After making a late-race pit stop for tires and fuel, Matt Crafton weaved through traffic and stayed out of trouble to pick up a sixth-place finish in the No. 88 Menards/Ideal Door Chevrolet in Friday night�s Too Tough to Tame 200 at Darlington Raceway. Crafton patiently worked his way through traffic throughout the evening, concentrating on racing the racetrack and not the other competitors. And a gamble to pit just 12 laps after most of the field made their final pit stops of the night nearly paid off with even bigger dividends. �Everyone pitted with that caution around the halfway point and we knew it would be close to make ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

testified - “HR1084, The Commercial Advertisement Loudness ...
Jun 11, 2009 ... “H.R.1084, The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM);. H.R. 1147, The Local Community Radio Act Of 2009; and H.R.1133, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Commerce Committee Approves Whitehouse Legislation to Reduce ...
The Senate Commerce Committee today voted to approve legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the volume of television advertisements. The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act of 2009 (S. 2847), co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), would require the volume of television advertisements to be no louder than the volume of the program during which the advertisements appear. "Every American has likely experienced the frustration of abrasively loud television commercials ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No. FHWA/TX-09/0 ...
Mitigation for Encroachment Alongside Rail Activities . ..... commercial and industrial uses were not incompatible with railroad activities and did not pose ...
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COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT LOUDNESS MITIGATION ACT
  1. profile image lindseykr Dear Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, Please get passed. Loud commercials hurt my ears. That is all.
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I thought it was illegal for commercials to be louder than the ...
trying to watch a show and get some work done onthe computer, the commercials blare and then the show, I have to turn up the volume.. what gives? (what b.s.) TV is not free, cable television is not free. Perhaps the senator has her bills paid for her, she may never see her monthly bill. In regards to the internet, Comcast's bandwidth cap, everyone with comcast, is now paying for the streaming ads they see when browsing the web. Some streaming video ads change every so often and if you let your browser idle at one of these pages, you'll be using up your bandwidth, therefore paying for these ads in your face. I ...