Those spikes we noted in 4Q complaints at the FCC were in fact related to the introduction of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which requires MVPDs and broadcasters to make sure the volume for ads is at the same level as regular TV (Cfax, 5/14). Even though the law didn’t go into effect until Dec 13, the FCC recorded 4777 loud commercial complaints in Dec. Bill author Anna Eshoo (D-CA), NCTA and NAB weigh in.
More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
BCI Broadband finished its previously announced James Cable acquisition, increasing its homes passed to 300K subs.
Get ready for a sports tier on Google Fiber TV, starting in August.
The US Supreme Court denied Cablevision’s emergency stay request filed Mon and seeking suspension of the National Labor Relations Board’s complaints against the company. More on the decision here.