BBC looking for ways to mute vuvuzelas

June 15th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 15 (IANS) The droning noise of vuvuzelas during the World Cup football coverage has resulted in British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) receiving 545 complaints about the traditional horns.
The corporation is now considering showing coverage that cuts out the noise of vuvuzelas on its red button service.

Experts, however, say it is impossible to cut out the horns without affecting commentary and crowd noise

“If the vuvuzela continues to impact on audience enjoyment, we will look at what other options we can take to reduce the volume further,” a spokeswoman was quoted as saying on the BBC site.

The World Cup organisers Monday ruled out a stadium ban on the plastic horns, which can reach 130 decibels, following complaints from players and fans.

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