Federal Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of lawsuit against Nielsen The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Sunbeam Television Corporationís antitrust lawsuit against Nielsen on March 4. The District Court had found that Sunbeam failed to show that Nielsen blocked any competitor from establishing a syndicated television audience measurement service in the Miami market and lacked antitrust standing to assert its Sherman Act and Florida Antitrust Act claims against Nielsen. The court also found that Nielsen was justified in rolling out its Local People Meter service in Miami, replacing the previous Meter-Diary system. The 11th Circuit agreed.
Nielsen to measure Netflix & Amazon viewing by middle of 2015, Bloomberg reports Nielsen (NLSN) CEO Mitch Barns said the company will begin offering data on viewing by Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) Prime subscribers starting mid-year, reports Bloomberg. Although Netflix and Amazon have been unwilling to share what their subscribers watch, Nielsen has been testing technology that measures audiences by listening to shows and sharing the results with select clients. Reference Link