Less than 2 weeks after Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said at an investor conference that the MSO would drop what it claimed were underperforming cable nets when their contracts expire, Ovation became the 1st network to get the ax notice. The op informed Ovation that it plans to drop the arts network when the current contract expires at midnight on Dec 31. More from TWC and Ovation’s response.
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Digital content gurus gathered in L.A. for HRTS’ monthly luncheon didn’t necessarily break new ground Tues, but the warnings about disaggregation seem to be getting more dire. Read on for their predictions on the future of network ratings.
Citing violation of online privacy rules, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint at the FTC asking the agency to examine and take action against Nick and mobile game developer PlayFirst for “deceptive marketing” of the SpongeBob Diner Dash game. More about the claim here.
Nielsen agreed to acquire international media and marketing research firm Arbitron for about $1.26bln.