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FCC fines TBS $25,000 for simulating emergency alert tones in ‘Conan’ ad

06
Nov
2013

Weve all heard the Emergency Alert System tones being tested at some point while channel surfing late at night. But when those tones — or sounds that resemble them — are misused for non-sanctioned purposes, the FCC understandably gets very upset. Turner Broadcasting System (TBS as its known to cable viewers) is the latest subject of the commissions ire. After receiving complaints about a Conan ad that apparently simulated EAS sounds to grab viewer attention, the FCC set out to investigate.

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