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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. 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 ...

  3. Phil McCarty, TrackTrack.It Founder, On Watermarking, Streaming & iPhone App (Video)

    December 06, 2011 7:07 AM EST Phil McCarty, founder of TrackTrack.It, spoke about the services offered by his company after his demonstration at the Billboard FutureSound conference's Visionary Showcase presentation. TrackTrack.It embeds a powerful watermark into pre-rele ...

  4. Clear Channel Layoffs Aren't Just About Cost-Cutting

    October 31, 2011 5:06 PM EDT Last week Clear Channel made personnel cuts at many of its smaller and medium market stations across the country. The cuts were primarily centered on programming personnel as the company unveils a new strategy of focusing on more nationally and re ...

  5. Believe Digital Partners With Absolute Marketing & Distribution

    October 18, 2011 4:04 PM EDT European digital distributor and services provider Believe Digital has teamed up with London-based Absolute Marketing & Distribution to form a new strategic partnership. Effective immediately, the deal will provide Absolute with access to Beli ...

  6. Nielsen: Online Video Viewers Watching Less TV

    June 16, 2011 7:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV, according to The Nielsen Co., a finding that overturns a longstanding belief that people are watching more programming over all devices. The ratings agency said Wednesd ...

  7. Online Viewers Still Loving Regular TV, Poll Shows

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Pay TV industry has heatedly debated this fall whether consumers are dropping their cable or other TV subscriptions to watch more TV content online. A new study by Nielsen, commissioned by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Mar ...

  8. Family: Soprano Joan Sutherland has died, age 83

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soprano Joan Sutherland, whose purity of tone and brilliant vocal display made her one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, has died at 83 after a four-decade career that won her praise as the successor to legend Maria Callas. Her fam ...

  9. Analysis: How Much Is A Good Music Service Worth To A Large ISP?

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Just how much is a good music service worth to a large ISP? Hundreds of millions of dollars over just a few years, based on a Billboard estimate of the cost of churn (the rate at which subscribers leave) to a large broadband provider. Churn carrie ...

  10. Op-Ed: Instant Replay

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Founder/principal of Hispanic USA, a marketing and communications firm based in Miami. They say if you stick around long enough, you can see history repeat itself. That's exactly the case with the current debate surrounding Arbitron's Po ...

  11. Total Audience for Online Video Continues to Climb

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite having achieved mainstream status a few years ago, the total audience for online video continues to balloon. And YouTube’s dominance in the category seems boundless, as the site delivered more than 10 times as many video streams as any oth ...

  12. SBS To Launch Infomercials Open To Labels, Artists

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish language radio network Spanish Broadcasting Systems (SBS) has unveiled plans to launch a “monthly rotating infomercial” program that will allow artists and labels to purchase infomercials featuring full tracks that will play on SBS station ...

  13. 7Digital, Imerge Partner On Touch-Screen Downloads

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based music store 7digital has partnered with technology manufacturers Imerge to deliver a fully integrated home entertainment download store. The deal will allow 7digital users in the United Kingdom to access and purchase high quality MP3 do ...

  14. Music Choice Signs On For Nielsen Service

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen has signed Music Choice for its video on demand measurement service, the company announced Tuesday (July 21). Music Choice is the third client for the burgeoning Nielsen product, and the first ad-supported network to subscribe. Music Choic ...

  15. Medici.tv Clocks Up 2.3 Million Concert Viewings

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Classical music webcast service Medici.tv, which has just celebrated its first year of operation, has reported figures showing that the site has recorded 330,000 unique visitors and 2.3 million concert viewings since launching online. Medici.tv no ...

  16. Comcast GM Discusses Green Day Partnership

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Comcast is partnering with Green Day to provide on-demand viewing of the band's new single "Know Your Enemy," as well as live performances from a recent concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. The clips were part of 30 Green D ...

  17. Vodafone Spain Adds Unlimited Music To Data Plan

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Spain is offering an all-you-can-eat subscription streaming music service without additional cost to subscribers, powered by RealNetworks, as well as making a-la-carte downloads available for purchase in DRM-free format. All four major la ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Footprint Strikes Content Deal Targeting Chinese Students

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Newly-established entertainment company Footprint Worldwide has gotten off to a running start by signing a deal with China Youth Media to provide content and brand sponsorship packages to the territory's online university population through l ...

  20. eMusic Launches In Canada

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Specialist independent music e-tailer eMusic has launched its Canadian music site. Boasting content from 33,000 indie labels and audio book publishers, eMusic says its Canadian offering will provide "a superior selection of music from Canadia ...

  21. Music Choice Debuts On-Demand Series

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Expanding its video-on-demand (VOD) offerings, multiplatform music network Music Choice kicks off a new series of thematic, episodic programming in April with the original four-part series, "Who Runs Hip-Hop?" Each "VOD-isode" ...

  22. 7digital Posts Sales Surge

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. download retailer 7digital has credited a 188% year-on-year growth in sales during 2007 to the removal of digital rights management (DRM) from tracks and the availability of high-quality MP3s. The London-based company also benefited from an e ...

  23. 7digital Posts Sales Surge

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. download retailer 7digital has credited a 188% year-on-year growth in sales during 2007 to the removal of digital rights management (DRM) from tracks and the availability of high-quality MP3s. The London-based company also benefited from an e ...

  24. Nielsen Unveils New Digital Tracking Services

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nielsen Company unveiled new Internet and mobile measurement services designed to track two of the hotter areas of digital activity today -- blogs and mobile. Nielsen Online combines the company's Nielsen/NetRatings and BuzzMetrics servic ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. AT&T, eMusic Partner On Full-Song Mobile Downloads

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Wireless unveiled its first over-the-air, full-song music download service today (July 31) through a partnership with eMusic. Unlike rival wireless operators Sprint and Verizon, AT&T is not launching its own branded services, keeping ...

  27. Movielink Boosts Music Offering

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Video-on-demand service Movielink is adding access to live music events to its catalog of available content, through deals with CenterStaging Musical Production, Egami Media and Digital Music Group. CenterStaging will provide footage of rehearsal ...

  28. Microsoft Unveils Mobile DRM

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fresh off the release of its new Vista and Windows Mobile 6 operating systems, Microsoft has now unveiled a new digital rights management technology called PlayReady. The new DRM scheme is designed for mobile devices, taking what's called a & ...

  29. France's Fnac, Virgin Make Declare Stance On DRM

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three months after having begun selling tracks without digital rights management protection, leading online French retailers FnacMusic and VirginMega have taken the next step. The online stores this week released a significant catalog available in ...

  30. Time Warner Cable, Adds Music Choice Service

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable has added Music Choice's video-on-demand service to its service package. The service will roll out initially in New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Dallas, with additional rollouts in early 2007. The Time Warner deal brings ...

  31. Eagle Vision, CinemaNow Pact For 'Burn To DVD' Service

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. video distro extends international digital strategy. Eagle Vision, the London-based independent music DVD and program distributor, is extending its international new media ambitions with an agreement with CinemaNow Inc., the U.S.-based Intern ...

  32. Widespread Panic Hits The Big Screen

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live show to be simulcast in movie theaters. Live show to be simulcast in movie theaters. News ...

  33. Network Live, O2 Pact

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST To offer subs exclusive mobile video clips. To offer subs exclusive mobile video clips. News ...

  34. SFR Teams With SDC For Mobile Subs Service

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide the digital rights management solution for French mobile telephone operator SFR's new subscription-based music download service. Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide t ...

  35. CinemaNow To Offer Major's Titles In Japan

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will be a first for an online VOD service. Will be a first for an online VOD service. News ...

  36. Content Control Debated At DEMXPO

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conference, awards held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in L.A. Old media brands and new technology startups could agree on one thing at the 2006 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo conference—the digital entertainment industry has a long way to go before it at ...

  37. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  38. House OKs Budget Plan Setting '09 DTV Date

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. government moved one step closer to shutting down the TV broadcast system that the nation has used to beam programming into people's homes since the medium was dominated by Lucille Ball, Sid WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. government mo ...

  39. Ex-RealNetworks Boss Jacobson New Cdigix CEO

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry Jacobson has been appointed to the newly created position of CEO at Cdigix, the broadband content distributor that specializes in colleges. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Larry Jacobson has been appointed to the newly created position of CEO at ...

  40. Warner Home Video To Offer 'Movies That Pop'

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Users of video-on-demand or pay-per-view will get access to extra content when they watch select Warner Home Video titles starting this December. Users of video-on-demand or pay-per-view will get access to extra content when they watch select Warn ...

  41. UMG Delves Deeper Into Direct Response Mktg

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Enters joint venture with infomercial pioneer. Enters joint venture with infomercial pioneer. News ...

  42. Palm, Comcast Partner For VOD

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service available through Comcast On Demand. Independent audio and video company Palm Pictures has partnered with cable provider Comcast to create the video-on-demand service Palm Pictures VOD. The service, which will be available through Comcast ...

  43. Report: Home Video Watchers Rampant

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assoc. released a report today (July 25) revealing that more people view the latest movies on home video than on any other medium. The Video Software Dealers Assoc. released a report today (July 25) revealing that more p ...

  44. CinemaNow Launches New Web Site

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Features include expanded search functions. Online video-on-demand service CinemaNow launched a new version of its Web site today (July 19). Updates to the service include a dedicated area for content for portable media devices, a new music video ...

  45. Broadcasters OK With '09 Digital Date

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to get the transition to digital TV out of low gear, broadcasters told a Senate panel July 12 that they are not fighting congressional attempts to set a "hard date" for the switch. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  46. EU Court Upholds Quota Order

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pay-per-view broadcasters must comply with the European Union's controversial rules on broadcasting quotas in the overall choice of films they offer, the EU's highest court said June 2. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Pay-per-view b ...

  47. Adelstein Calls For Probe Into Hidden Pitches

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A top federal regulator called for a crackdown on product placement and paid product pitches on everything from soap operas to reality shows, saying federal authorities should investigate dubious prac WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A top federal regulator ca ...

  48. Yahoo! Soft Launches New Music Service

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A la carte downloads, subscription offered. A la carte downloads, subscription offered. News ...

  49. Thomson Launches New Digital Unit

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to expand its services from the analog world into the digital, Thomson will be announcing a new division dedicated to digital cinema and electronic content distribution to the home. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an effort to expand i ...

  50. Bone Thugs, Geto Boys To Tour

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates kick off May 5. Dates kick off May 5. News ...

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