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Keep CALM and Control the Loudness

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jan 11, 2013 2:07:00 PM

On December 13th, 2012, the rules of CALM went into effect, and the FCC began enforcing them. In its simplest terms, this means over-the-air (OTA) broadcasters, cable operators, satellite television providers, and multichannel video program distributors must ensure that commercials have the same average loudness as the programs they accompany.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

Linear Acoustic takes care of transcoding at China Central Television

By Tom Vernon on Jan 4, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Master Control racks at CCTV's new HD facilities in Beijing, featuring Linear Acoustic LA-5269 Dolby Digital/Plus Transcoders. Three LA-5269s are already on the air on CCTV-3, CCTV-5, and CCTV-8.
As the predominant state television broadcaster in mainland China, Chinese Central Television (CCTV) programs 24 channels accessible to more than 1 billion viewers.  Their new broadcast facilities were built to be "100% HD ready."

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

CALM Before the Storm

By Clark Novak on Dec 12, 2012 12:41:00 PM

Feeling Worried? Or Feeling CALM?

At the time of this writing, it has been nearly a year since the CALM Act was signed into law and the date on which the rules of the CALM Act officially go into effect is getting closer.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

NBC's 5.1 audio provided courtesy of Linear Acoustic®

By Tom Vernon on Oct 24, 2012 12:49:00 PM

Cool fact: Over 219 million Americans tuned in to enjoy the 2012 London Summer Games - making it the most watched event in US television history. Extra cool fact: Every second of the audio heard by those viewers was monitored through or processed by a Linear Acoustic product!

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

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