Congress Debates Volume for TV Commercials
Congress is now discussing loud commercials on television. The Senate has okayed a bill requiring TV stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as their programs. The House has also passed a similar bill, but a conference committee will have to work out the differences. That measure is on hold—along with all other congressional business—until after the November 2nd election.
The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act comes 26 years after the FCC concluded there was no fair way to write regulations controlling volume, so there is no law against it, for now.