FCC Extends Reply Comment Date on CALM Act Implementation Rules as ATSC Plans Update of Compliance Protocol


The FCC has granted a short extension for Reply Comments on the implementation of the CALM Act. The new deadline for Reply Comments is August 1, 2011. We wrote about the issues in this proceeding here, The CALM Act ("Commercial Announcement Loudness Mitigation" Act), which must be implemented by the end of this year, is meant to require broadcasters, cable companies and other MVPDs to eliminate loud commercials - commercials that are substantially louder than the associated programming. As we set out in our previous article, the Commission looks to establish compliance based on a series of recommended best practices developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee.

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