FCC passes rules against excessively loud TV commercials

The FCC requires broadcasters to ensure that the sound level on commercials is the same as on programming. It will go into effect in December 2012.

Excessively loud television commercials should be a thing of the past, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission.

Responding to years of complaints that the volume on commercials was much louder than that of the programming that the ads accompany, the FCC on Tuesday passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act to make sure that the sound level is the same for commercials and news and entertainment programming — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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