Rep. Eshoo Wants TV Advertisers to Turn It Down
June 17, 2008 4:08 PM
Finally, a possible solution for blaring TV spots that send you scrambling to the remote to turn down the volume before deafness strikes.
This week congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., said she would introduce a bill pushing for the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to reduce commercial noise.
This sounds like small potatoes given the range of issues at the FCC’s doorstep, and realistically, I’m not so sure this is possible. The noisiest spots seem to appear on local cable pods, caused by some needed but seldom done tweaking of the ad interconnect.
But if it works, people would jump for joy. I can’t tell you how many times my friend David has asked me to write a blog on this topic because it really, really bugs him.
So David, this one’s for you. Belated happy birthday!