Loudness, Monitoring, & CALM Compliance

Channel program and advertisement loudness has received considerable attention recently and is the subject of FCC rule making in 2011 at the direction of congress through passage of the CALM (Commerical Advertisement Loudness Mitigation) act. This white paper will describe how loudness has been defined and measured in current standards and regulations, the latest progress in FCC rule making, and how these apply to cable service providers. The white paper will describe loudness as measured in units of LKFS, Dialnorm metadata, Gating, and other key new terms that Plant Operators need to know for both minimizing trouble calls and achieving CALM compliance.

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