TV Companies Have A Year To Pipe Down Loud Ads

Dec 15, 2011 Full story: OfficialWire 18

Shush, already. That's the message the Federal Communications Commission is sending with new rules that force broadcast, cable and satellite companies to turn down the volume on blaring TV commercials.

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Sam

Miamisburg, OH

#1 Dec 15, 2011
WYY Wait for a year.This is just another stupid law with no way to enforce it.The big money people ARE the law.Its like the law that said you can't call those on the don't call list.I signed up for it and my unaurthorized calls doubled after the law went ino effect.Businesses are above the law in America currently.Law are legislated to help bussiness all those that harm business are ignored and not enforced.
Niedermire

Portland, OR

#2 Dec 15, 2011
Not only sound, but the 8 or 9 commercials every 7 or 8 minutes. Soon thats all that'll be on sat tv is commercials peddeling s--t you don't need.

Since: Mar 10

Huntington Station, NY

#3 Dec 15, 2011
When do these hypocritical political hacks stop with their loud commercials and illegal robo-calls?
Down With NOISE

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 15, 2011
Hallaluja, Sweet Jesus, Mother of GOD! I wonder which Network will announce the change first? Because that is the one we will go to EXCLUSIVELY.
Who

Stockton, CA

#5 Dec 15, 2011
What about sports on regular channels preempting shows? They have sports stations dedicated to that shit so why aren't they using them?

And since when did infomercials become replacements for actual programming?

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#6 Dec 15, 2011
I thought that was supposed to happen 10 months ago. Our illustrous Cong. Markey said it was suppose to happen when HD came about. No wonder he could not even make it as an ice cream vendor and had to run for Congress.

Since: Mar 10

Huntington Station, NY

#7 Dec 15, 2011
Wake up USA wrote:
I thought that was supposed to happen 10 months ago. Our illustrous Cong. Markey said it was suppose to happen when HD came about. No wonder he could not even make it as an ice cream vendor and had to run for Congress.
My politicians suck too. I think we need to change their compensation. They obviously are taking too many bribes because their $150k can't cover their bar bills. Perhaps we should pay them more, but have the IRS prep their tax returns to cut down on breakage.

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#8 Dec 15, 2011
Heard a story once about someone dropping off at Goodwill who inquired about a giant box filled with remote controls.

All of them had broken mute buttons.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#10 Dec 16, 2011
Republicans are so annoying, LOUD, and WHINEY.

Hey, A-holes, make a good product and people will buy it! You don't need to assault potential customers.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#11 Dec 16, 2011
Don't these idiots have more pressing matters to tend to? How about unemployment,taxes,kickbacks, entitlemts,healthcare ects? Just another way to say they are doing their jobs to protect the people and their jobs.They seem to take any path they can to take our minds off the real problems.As much as I hate it when I get blasted out of my chair when these commercials come on I still have a mute button. Another big waste of time and money by the elected idiots.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#12 Dec 16, 2011
pigpen911 wrote:
Don't these idiots have more pressing matters to tend to? How about unemployment,taxes,kickbacks, entitlemts,healthcare ects? Just another way to say they are doing their jobs to protect the people and their jobs.They seem to take any path they can to take our minds off the real problems.As much as I hate it when I get blasted out of my chair when these commercials come on I still have a mute button. Another big waste of time and money by the elected idiots.
Don't worry. The Republicans can still go on TV and lie their asses off. They just can't as loud.
Who

Stockton, CA

#13 Dec 16, 2011
Same goes for the demoncraps you liberal pricks.
Boo Koo Dinky Dow

Sayville, NY

#14 Dec 16, 2011
The FCC ought to do something about those loud farts Whoopi's been ripping on "The View" too.
You are Wrong

Columbus, IN

#15 Dec 17, 2011
pigpen911 wrote:
Don't these idiots have more pressing matters to tend to? How about unemployment,taxes,kickbacks, entitlemts,healthcare ects? Just another way to say they are doing their jobs to protect the people and their jobs.They seem to take any path they can to take our minds off the real problems.As much as I hate it when I get blasted out of my chair when these commercials come on I still have a mute button. Another big waste of time and money by the elected idiots.
I agree; there are more pressing issue facing this country.

The article states "Companies that don't comply will face unspecified FCC action." Isn't that special; they don't even know what action will be taken. Kind of hard to punish someone if the punishment hasn't been defined.

What has happened to action and responsibility from the consumer? Too many in this 'free' country want the government to solve their perceived problems; even the smallest problems.

What happened to the consumer being pro-active? How about putting pressure on TV outlets to make the change or drop subscriptions to the providers. How about contacting the advertisers; if they won't do what annoys the buying public, then the consumer should stop buying their product or supporting their business.

Too many people have become too lazy to exert their own pressure or find it personally inconvenient to drop their TV outlets or cease buying products they think they can't live without.

Let government control everything; it is so much easier and takes so much less energy.

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#16 Dec 18, 2011
mjjcpa wrote:
<quoted text>
My politicians suck too. I think we need to change their compensation. They obviously are taking too many bribes because their $150k can't cover their bar bills. Perhaps we should pay them more, but have the IRS prep their tax returns to cut down on breakage.
Cong Markey lives in Maryland and very seldom comes back to MA. The idiots up here keep on voting the same hacks in year after year. Bumbles Frank is a great example of their stupidity. All Markey ever did was sell ice cream and Frank pumped gas. Cong Lynch is the only one of ours who ever did an honest adys work in his life. He was an Iron Worker and what did his unions do to him? They put up an SEIU to run gainst him in the primary. Lynch is OK but I change my party to vote for him in the primary so we would not get an SEIU offical in Congress.. This next election we have the possibity of getting 3 Republicans in Congress and that will be great.

Since: Mar 10

Huntington Station, NY

#17 Dec 18, 2011
Wake up USA wrote:
<quoted text>Cong Markey lives in Maryland and very seldom comes back to MA. The idiots up here keep on voting the same hacks in year after year. Bumbles Frank is a great example of their stupidity. All Markey ever did was sell ice cream and Frank pumped gas. Cong Lynch is the only one of ours who ever did an honest adys work in his life. He was an Iron Worker and what did his unions do to him? They put up an SEIU to run gainst him in the primary. Lynch is OK but I change my party to vote for him in the primary so we would not get an SEIU offical in Congress.. This next election we have the possibity of getting 3 Republicans in Congress and that will be great.
Liberals like clinton have wrought such damage on our family and education systems that we are left with a population of individuals completely incapable of surviving without the govt. They just re-elected rangel here, and when interviewed most of the voters in that district DIDN'T CARE what he did!

I watch C Span, lynch sucks too.

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#18 Dec 19, 2011
mjjcpa wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals like clinton have wrought such damage on our family and education systems that we are left with a population of individuals completely incapable of surviving without the govt. They just re-elected rangel here, and when interviewed most of the voters in that district DIDN'T CARE what he did!
I watch C Span, lynch sucks too.
We dont have much yo pick from in MA>
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#19 Dec 19, 2011
They should start with Comcast and the local Toyota dealers.......

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