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Nielsen can measure Netflix and Amazon

Nielsen will begin measuring ratings for streamed services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime in December, according to WSJ. The report, says that by analysing the audio from OTT feeds, Nielsen will be able to identify the programming being streamed without the cooperation of streaming services. A statement by Nielsen SVP Brian Fuehrer indicates that the programming measured will be […]

Conviva for Dutch online audience reporting

Conviva, a specialist in real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimisation, has announced its collaboration with SKO, the television audience measurement service in the Netherlands. Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform received official SKO certification and will be used to arm Dutch broadcasters, advertisers and content delivery network providers with the most comprehensive, real-time quality and audience metrics available for SKO’s Internet audience […]

Nielsen: ‘We do need new measures’

Ratings agency Nielsen has been under fire for not keeping up with new distribution platforms and has now admitted it needs to develop new measurements to take into account total viewers for a channel or show across platforms. Megan Clarken, Nielsen’s executive vice president of global product leadership, blogged that consensus need to be found on measure for: *   Total audience, which combines […]

Farncombe launches Ultra-HD security audit service

Farncombe, a provider of specialist technology and operational services, has enhanced its portfolio of security audits with a service designed to help VoD providers and broadcasters secure Ultra-HD content. The MovieLabs’ specification for enhanced content protection for Ultra-HD and other next generation video content contains a number of recognisable technologies – such as hardware root of trust, secure video pipeline […]

BARB extends panel contract with Kantar

BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) has extended the agreement with Kantar Media to operate the panel for the UK’s official TV measurement service until December 2018.  The contract includes panel management, meter installation, data collection and data production. Commenting on the announcement Richard Asquith, Global CEO, Kantar Media Audiences said: “The new ways in which video content is delivered and […]

Ofcom consults on measurement for plurality

Ofcom has invited comments on how best to measure media plurality, after a request by the Secretary of State for Ofcom to lead the development of a measurement framework. In a statement, the media watchdog said: “This request follows the conclusions of a consultation by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which determined the scope of the measurement […]

DTG Testing launches 4K Ultra HD testing zoo

DTG Testing – which provides the product conformance regime which enables manufacturers to obtain trademarks for the Freeview and Freesat digital TV platforms in the UK – has launched what it claims is the world’s first Ultra HD product testing zoo with a 4K HDMI interoperability plugfest. The Digital TV Group (DTG) members-only event brought together retail 4K TVs from […]

StarHub trials Nokia’s Liquid Applications

StarHub has revealed details of its trial implementation of Nokia’s Liquid Applications solution at its 4G mobile base stations within the Indoor Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub For the trial, conducted on October 21st, four ‘live’ video feeds of the Rising Stars Finals played at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore were delivered concurrently to spectators on mobile devices, giving […]

Videology integrates Nielsen segments with BARB data

Videology – the video advertising platform – has announced a direct platform integration of Nielsen UK data, including the TV segments built from Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) TV panel data, that enables cross-screen planning, buying, delivery and measurement.  This will provide a single-source solution for advertisers to execute scalable cross-platform campaigns that can be optimised for bottom line results. […]

Tilgin gateway software with new monitoring features

Tilgin’s advanced gateway software, HGA is now available in a new release. It brings new features for monitoring and support of the connected home. The HGA2.5 release contains a unique Operator log that can follow and track home networking events and data. This gives Operators new tools to quickly detect and solve issues as well as the possibility to collect […]

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