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  1. Business Matters: The Good and Bad of Nielsen's Acquisition of Arbitron

    December 18, 2012 9:30 PM EST Nielsen, the company best known in the music industry for tracking music sales, will soon measure just about every bit of major media Americans consume. Announced Tuesday morning, the $1.26 billion acquisition of Arbitron combines the leader in U. ...

  2. What Does Nielsen's Purchase of Arbitron Mean for Mediabase?

    December 18, 2012 5:30 PM EST One interesting sub-plot to the announcement that Nielsen is purchasing of the radio ratings company Arbitron could involve RCS/Media Monitor's Mediabase service, which monitors the music played on radio stations in cities across the U.S. and ...

  3. Nielsen to Acquire Arbitron for $1.26 Billion

    December 18, 2012 8:45 AM EST Nielsen Holdings announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire Arbitron Inc., the media measurement company best known for its radio station ratings. Nielsen provides information on everything from music sales to consumer confidence in c ...

  4. Cumulus and Nielsen Announce Expanded Relationship With Music Monitoring and Research Services

    April 18, 2012 2:00 AM EDT Cumulus Media and Nielsen today announced that the two companies are expanding their relationship to include Cumulus stations using Nielsen's Broadcast Data Systems, a music monitoring service, in addition to sales representation Nielsen Broa ...

  5. @Advertising Week: Nielsen Unveils Online Campaign Ratings System

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a bid to help marketers measure audiences for ads across TV, online and (eventually) mobile platforms by a common metric, Nielsen unveiled a new system Monday—to be launched commercially next year—that will provide, for the first time, TV-type ...

  6. Nielsen Tunes Into Radio Measurement

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seven months after Cumulus invited qualified vendors to submit proposals to conduct a new audience measurement service in 50 small markets, the radio group has confirmed that the Nielsen Co. has been selected to carry out the task. At the same tim ...

  7. Nielsen BDS Expands Regional Mexican Roster

    September 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen BDS has begun tracking data for four new regional Mexican stations. Beginning Oct. 9, Nielsen BDS data will be available for XHIM in El Paso, Tex., KESO in McAllen, Tex., KXPD in Portland, Or. and KIST in Santa Barbara, Calif. The move is ...

  8. Nielsen Cuts Hispanic People Meter

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Say goodbye to Nielsen's national Spanish-language people meter panel. The Nielsen Co. said that all national Hispanic TV ratings would be produced from the same people meter sample that is used to produce ratings for non-Hispanic networks. T ...

  9. Changes At Nielsen Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of the Nielsen Company's overall restructuring, Mark Tindle senior VP/GM, for the West Coast and Bryan Canady, BDS format administrator have exited the company. Vinnie Martino becomes director of sales for Nielsen Music, Trudy Lartz r ...

  10. Nielsen Acquires Mobile Research Firm

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nielsen Company -- which owns Billboard -- has acquired mobile media research firm Telephia. The company provides syndicated consumer research on mobile media usage. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal comes shortly after the ...

  11. Nielsen, SOCAN Forge Data Deal

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Entertainment and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have struck a data and information services agreement. Effective immediately, Nielsen BDS data has been integrated into SOCAN's performance anal ...

  12. Nielsen BDS Expands Service

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. Nielsen BDS is expanding its monitoring service network by adding more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. As a result, BDS will now monitor 1680 radio stations in 190 markets. "The music indust ...

  13. VNU To Acquire Radio & Records

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Transaction to close by Aug. 1. Billboard's parent company, VNU, has reached an agreement to acquire Radio & Records (R&R), one of the leading news and information companies serving the radio and record industries. R&R, with headq ...

  14. Nielsen BDS, Musicrypt Further Align Products

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded its strategic relationship with Musicrypt. Now, radio programmers that subscribe to Nielsen BDS will immediately be able to access full songs distributed th Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded it ...

  15. UMG, Nielsen Further Deal

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financial terms not disclosed on multi-year agreement. Universal Music Group has re-upped its deal with Nielsen Music. The major label has entered into a multi-year agreement with the data service provider that covers access to information from Br ...

  16. Nielsen Adds Tethered Digital Tracking

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking tethered digital music downloads, in reponse to the growing business of on-demand music subscription services. Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) ...

  17. Musicrypt, Nielsen BDS Enter Pact

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DMDS, BDSRadio.com to be linked. Musicrypt and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems have entered a strategic relationship. Under the agreement, Musicrypt's secure digital delivery software, DMDS, will be linked to BDSRadio.com, and Nielsen BDS will ...

  18. Nielsen, BigChampagne Team To Mesh P2P, Airplay

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to measure music consumption. Nielsen Entertainment and BigChampagne Online Media Measurement have entered a strategic relationship to link airplay monitoring and peer-to-peer download data. The relationship will link Nielsen Entertainme ...

  19. EU Says Raided VNU, ACNielsen In Antitrust Probe

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission raided Dutch media group VNU and its market research unit ACNielsen in March in an antitrust probe, a spokesman for an EC executive said April 22. BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- The European Commission raided Dutch media gr ...

  20. FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission has declined to intervene in the ongoing dispute between Nielsen Media Research and a coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers who contend that Nielsen's new Local Peopl (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal T ...

  21. Nielsen Bows Service For Indie Film Research

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nielsen National Research Group, a division of Nielsen Entertainment, announced Jan. 10 the launch of Nielsen NRGi, a division set up to provide the independent film market with Nielsen's research ser (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Nielsen Natio ...

  22. Univision Drops Lawsuit Against Nielsen

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications Inc. said Nov. 29 that it has dropped a lawsuit against Nielsen Media Research Inc. over the latter's new TV rating system, which the Spanish-language broadcaster claimed misc LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Univision Communicati ...

  23. CMTA Extends Nielsen Ties

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems and Nielsen SoundScan. The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadca ...

  24. Nielsen BDS To Track Launch Streams

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! service is first Web property monitored. Launch, the music destination on Yahoo!, has announced that Nielsen BDS will begin tracking its audio and video streams in July. Launch is the first Internet media property to be monitored by the ser ...

  25. VNU Finalizes Ownership of Music Control

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in the airplay-monitoring business by acquiring full ownership of Music Control and Aircheck. VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in th ...

  26. VNU Finalizes Ownership of Music Control

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in the airplay-monitoring business by acquiring full ownership of Music Control and Aircheck. VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in th ...

  27. BMI Links With Monitoring Services

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMI has cut deals with Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (Nielsen BDS) and MediaBase that will add new census data for hundreds of radio stations to its existing nationwide sample of radio airplay on mor BMI has cut deals with Nielsen Broadcast Data ...

  28. Nielsen Eyes Sports Sponsorship Service

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Sports, a unit of Nielsen Media Research, will launch a service this summer to measure televised sports sponsorships such as in-stadium signage, live broadcast promotions and audio mentions. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Nielsen Sports ...

  29. BDS/Soundscan's Birger Dies At 31

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Director of client services died in Nashville. Marc Birger, director of client services for Nielsen Entertainment East Coast Operations, died of a heart attack Monday (April 19) in Nashville. He was 31. Birger, who began his career as an intern fo ...

  30. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...