Photo of TV screen by DuBoix via Morguefile.comThe CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, went into effect on Thursday for broadcasters as well as cable and satellite operators. CALM stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation.

The act is designed to prevent television commercials from blaring at louder volumes than the program content they accompany.

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