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February 11, 2013
16:40 EDTNLSNNielsen initiates dividend policy, declares 16c per share dividend
On January 31 Nielsen's board of directors adopted a cash dividend policy with the present intent to pay quarterly cash dividends on our outstanding common stock. The board also declared the first quarterly cash dividend of 16c per share, to be paid on March 20, to holders of record of our common stock on March 6. Our dividend policy and the payment of future cash dividends are subject to the discretion of the board of directors.
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November 20, 2014
06:28 EDTNLSNBillboard 200 chart to include on-demand streaming in rankings
The Billboard 200 albums chart will premiere its biggest upgrade in more than 23 years, transforming from a pure sales-based ranking to one measuring multi-metric consumption. Beginning with the top 10 revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 3, on Billboard.com, the chart, which currently tracks the top 200 albums of the week by sales alone, will be the first to include on-demand streaming and digital track sales -- as measured by Nielsen Entertainment (NLSN) -- by way of a new algorithm. It is the most substantial methodology update since May 1991, when Billboard first used Nielsen's point-of-sale data -- SoundScan -- to measure album sales. The updated Billboard 200 will utilize accepted industry benchmarks for digital and streaming data, equating 10 digital track sales from an album to one equivalent album sale, and 1,500 song streams from an album to one equivalent album sale. All of the major on-demand audio subscription services are considered, including Spotify, Beats Music (AAPL), Google Play (GOOG) and Xbox Music (MSFT). Reference Link
November 19, 2014
12:43 EDTNLSNRentrak weakness on Nielsen news misplaced, says Brean Capital
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06:34 EDTNLSNNielsen to begin measuring viewing of subscription video services, WSJ reports
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November 14, 2014
06:43 EDTNLSNViacom CEO: Nielsen's ratings haven't kept up with trends, NY Times says
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