lowes went bankrupt and was sold to AMC at least locally, but I
the shopping channels PAY for carriage, the pay X bucks to be on each
provider unless they are a local OTA channel. in which case they get
carried for free or near free.
this info from satellite tv interests of mine
You can only go so high in audio without
causing other problems. However,
commercials see to it that they use the
highest volume as much as possible.
Having worked for years in a volunteer
community TV station, it's real hard
to get all the audio right .... 75
volunteers have their audio all over the
Comcast, on their analog signals can't
even get the audio from one channel
to the next to be even close in volume.
But if you "compress" the audio, that
is bring the lowest level audio higher
and then make the overall signal as loud
as possible without affecting the signal
quality (i.e. the video, etc.) is can sound
Paul MR wrote:
Back in the 70's, the FCC (I believe) ruled that tv stations were required
to reduce the high limit on commercials to 50% of what the program was
running, due to the perception that the "fast talking or screaming"
commercials were louder. We used to have the engineer at master control
sitting all day with his hand on the rheostat that controlled the output.
I'm sure it's all automatic, now, and thus no longer controlled. I visited
a tv station recently and where we used to have 4 employees running the
show, there was only one.
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