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May 9, 2014
08:17 EDTNLSN, CMCSANielsen, NBC Universal team up and use Nielson mobile technology
NBCUniversal, a unit of Comcast (CMCSA) participated in an exclusive pilot using soon-to-be-released Nielsen (NLSN) Online Campaign Ratings mobile measurement and Nielsen’s proprietary Software Development Kit. Nielsen is making a mobile push this year, expanding to measure advertising and programs across platforms, both linear and dynamic ad models. The solution combines Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings reporting with TV ratings to deliver unduplicated and incremental reach, frequency and gross rating point measures by age and gender for TV and digital advertising. The pilot looked at five national ad campaigns that ran heavily across platforms. Mobile will be included in Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings in Q3 and in the C3 TV rating this fall.
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October 21, 2014
06:08 EDTNLSNAdobe and Nielsen announce strategic alliance
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October 17, 2014
09:59 EDTCMCSAComcast volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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09:29 EDTCMCSAComcast it top large cap pick into the print, says Goldman
Goldman said Comcast is its top large cap pick into the earnings report given steady fundamentals, moderated expectations, and valuation. Shares are Buy rated with a $64 price target.
08:00 EDTCMCSAHBO may have fight with cable operators over OTT service price, Reuters says
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October 15, 2014
16:00 EDTCMCSAOptions Update; October 15, 2014
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07:58 EDTNLSNRentrak deal with Fox affirms strategy, says Brean Capital
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October 14, 2014
07:41 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded at Bernstein
As noted earlier, Bernstein upgraded Nielsen to Outperform from Market Perform. The firm thinks the stock's decline on worries about the TV ad market and a belief that Nielsen's status as the dominant provider of TV rating sis in jeopardy is overdone. The firm believes that the company's position in TV ratings is safe because its product is superior to the main competitor and switching costs for customers would be high.
07:03 EDTNLSNNielsen shares defended at Macquarie
Macquarie reiterated its Outperform rating on Nielsen and said its core business remains unaffected and Rentrak is not a direct threat. The firm sees upside from OCR and other new products and views valuation as attractive.
06:00 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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October 13, 2014
06:32 EDTCMCSAUniversal receives approval to open $3.27B theme park in Beijing, WSJ reports
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October 12, 2014
15:54 EDTCMCSA21st Century Fox's 'Gone Girl' wins at box office with $26.8M, Bloomberg says
21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) “Gone Girl” took first place at the box office this weekend taking in $26.8M, says Bloomberg. "Dracula Untold,” from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Pictures came in second this weekend taking in $23.5M, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
October 10, 2014
13:17 EDTNLSN, CMCSANielsen to restate some TV rating due to software glitch, Variety reports
Nielsen (NLSN) acknowledged it uncovered a software error on October 6 that had resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March 2 and that it would restate the ratings accordingly to fix the errors, reported Variety. The company said 98% to 99% of ratings would not be affected by more than .05 of a ratings point and a person familiar with the situation said some TV networks have an expectation that some of their new fall programming will see a very slight uplift due to the restatement, the report noted. The big four broadcast networks are operated by CBS (CBS), Comcast (CMCSA), Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
10:01 EDTNLSNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:56 EDTNLSNNielsen upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
07:04 EDTCMCSAAmazon in talks to join digital locker for movies. WSJ reports
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October 9, 2014
12:50 EDTNLSNRentrak advances after making deal with leading ad agency
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11:00 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:59 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable stockholders approve Comcast merger deal
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10:31 EDTNLSNRentrak deal with WPP transformational, says Brean Capital
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08:18 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable to host special shareholder meeting
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