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Nielsen To Add Internet Viewing To Its Tv Ratings










The results found that Dubai-based and Saudi-owned broadcaster Middle East Broadcasting Corp, better known as MBC, was by far the most popular network in the U.A.E. in the past year, with its MBC 1, MBC 2 channels taking the top 2 spots, while Asianet Middle East was third. News channels -MBCs Al Arabiya and Qatars Al Jazeera roughly reached the same share of audience over a year. The data also found that advertisers in their approach in the Persian Gulf generally fit into two categories those targeting Arabs and those targeting expats from the Indian subcontinent. Pepsi, local telecoms operators Saudis Mobily and Kuwaits Zain, and Galaxy chocolate and Dermoviva skincare bought a high number of ads and reached the most Arabs. <br>Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2013/10/29/reality-tv-still-king-even-in-u-a-e-sheikhdoms/







1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of the series CriticsCorner TV tonight: 'The Voice' enters next phase of contest TV tonight: 'Arrow,' 'Back in the Game' USA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews October 30th's TV lineup from the Critic's Corner, with a new episode of 'Arrow' and 'Criminal Minds.' Robert Bianco, USA TODAY 3:03 a.m. EDT October 30, 2013 What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time on Wednesday. Caity Lotz joins 'Arrow' as Canary Wednesday. (Photo: Jack Rowand, CW) SHARE 4 CONNECT 5 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Arrow | CW, 8 ET/PT Here's a super-pairing comic book fans have long anticipated. Tonight, Green Arrow finally meets Black Canary (Caity Lotz) or, as the characters are called in this CW version, "Arrow" and "Canary." Apparently, pithiness is an Arrow virtue, though it's not entirely clear whether the color-blind name-shortening is part of the series' reinvention of the characters or more proof of CW's belief that its audience has a very short attention span. CRITIC'S CORNER CHAT: Read the latest transcript, tweet early questions to @BiancoRobert using hashtag #AskBianco Back in the Game | ABC, 8:30 ET/PT Game becomes the latest series to celebrate Halloween, as Danny and his teammates decide to go trick-or-treating on their own, without parental help. <br>Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/10/30/critics-corner-oct-30/3286299/







I told you I liked 4K At a distance of 2 to 3m, the detail was fantastic. Using Chris Heinonen's 4K Calculator , with my 20/15 vision, I was able to get most of the detail potential in 4K. Using some Samsung-supplied 4K test clips, there was tremendous detail in faces and individual strands of hair. There were city shots, where you could make out people in the distance. If I moved closer (about 2m), I could see even more detail ( as the http://payneownsite.wallinside.com math implies ). I didn't notice much motion blur, but I forgot to check what the settings were. Samsung UN-85S9 (Credit: Samsung) While native 4K content is always impressive on such a big screen, the real test is what TVs like this do with the 99.99999 percent of content out there that isn't 4K. <br>Source: http://asia.cnet.com/hands-on-with-the-85-inch-samsung-uhd-tv-62222841.htm





Twitter & TV: 5 Predictions



ON go LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The venture is part of NBCUniversal's push to provide local content for video screens at gas stations and, on the East Coast, in trains and taxis. And it's giving a lift to a San Fernando Valley firm, Transit TV, which holds the contract with MTA. For bus rider and Los Angeles native Emmett Cutler, 56, who takes the Broadway line through downtown L.A., the TVs can be a diversion during his daily commute. "You have to get up real early to catch the news at home, and pic of kim kardashian this shows you a variety of things, including weather, maps and news for your area," Cutler said during a bus ride last week. "I like it." PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times It's been a bumpy ride for Transit TV, which began installing TV monitors in Metro buses about six years ago. The original owner, a Canadian company that publishes the Toronto Star newspaper, spent tens of millions of dollars outfitting buses in several markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando, with the technology and TV screens. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-knbc-tv-bus-20131029,0,2936438.story





Chris Brown: Is it time for a TV boycott of the Breezy singer?



In a blog posted Monday, Nielsen said that it will offer its clients a software developer kit (SDK) in mid-November . The SDK will let broadcasters and other content providers include digital viewers in their TV show measurements. Based on certain criteria, TV shows will either be counted in the traditional Nielsen TV ratings or the company's Nielsen Digital Ratings. "We've been working hard to deliver this new SDK and are excited to be able to deliver a single client solution that supports both the linear (TV style) and dynamic (Internet style) ad models," Megan Clarken, a Nielsen executive VP and global product leader, said in a statement. "This unified encoding approach for video enables measurement to follow content across screens and ad models." Related stories $150 movie ticket? George Lucas says it could be so The SDK will examine the watermarks and metadata associated with TV show content to determine the source. Nielsen said that it will also use the data gathered along with census-style measurements to get demographic stats from providers such as Facebook and feed that into its National People Meter panel. <br>Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57609572-93/nielsen-to-add-internet-viewing-to-its-tv-ratings/







astroturfing). According to PR Week , as many as 20 million fake Twitter accounts maintain a brisk and booming business in ersatz Twitter traffic. What? Mainstream brands are above that sort of thing, you say? Not according to Forbes, who named among brands accused of purchasing fake Twitter followers Pepsi, Mercedes-Benz and Louis Vuittonas well as (wait for it.) 50 Cent, P. Diddy and a real old-school G (O.P.), Newt Gingrich. #3. Brands Get Smart on Twitter TV Data Twitter provides a fairly large, yet fairly simplistic data set for marketers. Sure, there are millions of tweets, but what do they mean? And who is tweeting them? One of the key pieces kim kardashian and ray of information that, currently, it is hard to separate from all of those tweets is sentiment (are the tweets about a TV show positive or negative?). Also difficult to parse in a meaningful way are demographic metrics like age and gender. <br>Source: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/twitter-tv-5-predictions-153222892.html







Just a few months ago, Brown was accused in a hit-and-run accident, although those charges were later dropped. Question: Why does this clearly out-of-control man still enjoy access to big media? Sure, a lot of big-name rappers have been involved in violent cases, but even the best-known among them, such as T.I. , haven't been given the same indulgence as Brown has received. Grammy producers took deserved heat for allowing Brown to perform -- twice! -- at the 2012 awards ceremony. They probably won't make that mistake again, although stranger things have happened in the entertainment business. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-chris-brown-is-it-time-for-a-tv-boycott-20131028,0,6052334.story



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