VNU

  1. EMI Concerns Grow At Warner Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Declining profits and growth at EMI Group are becoming "increasingly problematic," said a large shareholder of Warner Music Group, which is pursuing a bid to buy EMI. "We want to be very realistic about what we would be buying and w ...

  2. MTV's Norman: Advertisers Must 'Engage' Audience

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Teens readily accept lewd humor and are no longer easily impressed by sexual content, noted MTV president Christina Norman at the one-day What Teen’s Want conference in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Giving Teens readily accept lewd humor and are no longe ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. VNU Agrees To $8.9BN Acquisition

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard parent VNU, a global information and media company based in the Netherlands, has agreed to be acquired by a consortium of six private equity investors. The offer values VNU's equity at &#x20 Billboard parent VNU, a global inform ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Shareholder Opposition Nixes VNU-IMS deal

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Business information and media firm VNU said Nov. 17 that it terminated a planned $7 billion takeover of health care data provider IMS Health Inc. after overwhelming shareholder opposition. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Business information ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...