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FCC Lowers The Volume On TV Commercials

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    FCC lowers the volume on TV commercials - Chicago Sun-Times (click for full article)

    "Those ultra-loud TV commercials will soon be a thing of the past.

    The Federal Communications Commission announced new regulations Tuesday requiring broadcasters and cable and satellite TV systems to maintain constant volume levels.


    The order - which goes into effect a year from now - "says commercials must have the same average volume as the programs they accompany," says FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.


    Last year, President Barack Obama signed into law a measure that Congress passed giving the FCC authority to address the problem.


    A Harris poll taken around that time found that 86 percent of people surveyed said TV commercials were louder than the shows themselves - in many cases, much louder."
     

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