The Storm Before the CALM: Quieting Loud Commercials in the Cable Environment

The burden of complying with the CALM Act will fall most heavily on the shoulders of cable operators. Unlike TV broadcasters, cable operators will have to monitor the volume of commercials on a large number of channels. They will also have to show that they have taken concrete steps to identify the offending spots, measure their sound levels and turn down the volume on them. This will be a daunting task as most cable operators do not currently have an easy way to identify all of the national and local commercials they run on their systems, let alone identify, measure, log and isolate the loudest ones.

Read this application note to find out how Sentry Video Content Monitors can help.