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Senate Passes CALM Act

The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or the CALM Act, passed the Senate yesterday under unanimous consent.  It is similar to the version sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) which passed in the House in December 2009.  It requires the FCC to conduct a rulemaking adopting the standards for maintaining a uniform level of loudness during programming being developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).  The House and Senate must now work out an agreement on minor differences in the bills.

ANA worked with the ATSC and the sponsors of the bill to develop legislation that was suitable for all parties.  

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Jaffe in ANA’s Washington office at 202-296-2359 or at djaffe@ana.net.

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