FCC rules to stop excessively loud TV commercials

    Thanks to a move by the Federal Communications Commissions, you can soon stop keeping the remote in your hand during your favorite TV show just so you can turn the volume down when the commercials come on.

    After many consumer complaints, the FCC has decided to require TV stations and cable and satellite operators to make sure the average volume level of a commercial doesn’t exceed the average volume level of your show, according to NBC.

    It’s called the CALM Act, and it means when you doze off during a late night court drama the commercials won’t startle you awake.

    TV providers have until Dec. 13, 2012 to comply.

    Feed the Feed: Which commercial are you most looking forward to hearing less of?

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