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  • Nielsen to Add Mobile Device Viewing to TV Ratings in Fall 2014

    TV programmers frustrated that shows watched on tablets and smartphones have been invisible to Nielsen's ratings may finally get a solution -- next year. Next week, Nielsen will formally announce to clients a timetable for a long-awaited development:...
  • Nielsen reaches agreement with FTC on Arbitron purchase

    Nielsen reaches agreement with FTC on Arbitron purchase
    Nielsen Holdings on Friday announced an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that the company says clears the way for it to buy Columbia-based Arbitron. Nielsen, best known for its TV ratings, announced in December plans to acquire Arbitron in...
  • Nielsen Must Let ESPN Project Continue Under FTC Approval of Arbitron Acquisition

    Ratings and consumer research firm Nielsen announced an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that gives it clearance for the proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Arbitron, which measures radio listening. But under the terms of the FTC's approval,...
  • TV Review: 'The Book of Manning'

    Despite the cloying Hallmark Card music and Southeastern Conference-approved pom-pom waving, "The Book of Manning" -- ESPN's latest addition to an impressive library of sports documentaries -- is pretty fascinating stuff. Writer-director Rory Karpf goes...
  • From AM to FM: The latest evolution of local radio

    From AM to FM: The latest evolution of local radio
    What's the frequency, South Florida? If you're wondering why you're hearing some of your favorite AM sports and news talk stations on the FM dial lately, it's part of a recent migration that's changing the airwaves. ESPN West Palm Beach's move to FM...
  • ESPN To Join Group Aiming To Automate TV Ad Buys

    Walt Disney's ESPN is joining a consortium of media and advertising concerns hoping to automate the practice of buying TV and radio advertising, a practice that remains somewhat arcane despite advances available when buying digital media. ESPN said it...
  • Arbitron shareholders approve sale to Nielsen

    Arbitron shareholders approve sale to Nielsen
    Shareholders of Arbitron Inc. overwhelmingly approved the sale of the Columbia-based company to Nielsen Holdings N.V. during a special stockholders meeting Tuesday. Nielsen, the TV ratings company, announced late last year that it would pay $1.26...
  • KBIG beats KIIS in radio ratings for the first time

     KBIG beats KIIS in radio ratings for the first time
    For the first time, KBIG-FM (104.3), the rock and pop purveyor nicknamed "MyFM," took sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings in April, edging ahead of sister station KIIS-FM (102.7) — the latest leg in a head-to-head battle that...
  • KIIS-FM regains lone control of the top spot in radio ratings

     KIIS-FM regains lone control of the top spot in radio ratings
    Top 40 station KIIS-FM (102.7), which has been the dominant radio station in Los Angeles and Orange County for most of the previous three years, reclaimed sole possession of first place last month for the first time since April, according to figures...
  • TV-Ad Tracker iSpot.tv Raises $5 Mil in Funding

    Startup iSpot.tv, which tracks TV ad impressions across 80 national broadcast and cable networks in the U.S. in real time, has raised $5 million in financing led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation by TL Ventures. The 15-employee firm has signed...
  • Hearst's 98 Rock and WBAL shift lineups, time periods

    Hearst's 98 Rock and WBAL shift lineups, time periods
    WBAL and 98 Rock, Hearst's AM and FM stations in Baltimore, made some changes in their lineups and schedules Monday. In the wake of Mickey Cucchiella leaving 98 Rock as a result of his battle with depression, the station introduced a re-tooled morning...