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Dec 17 2015
Long-time Kantar Media employee Nick Burfitt has re-located from London to Singapore, to serve as Managing Director for Asia Pacific. He takes charge of the firm's recently awarded contract to supply multi-platform TV ratings in Thailand. More

Dec 16 2015
In Thailand, the Media Research Development Association has awarded Kantar Media a five-year contract to deliver the official multi-platform TV ratings for the country. The tender process also included GfK and Video Research. More

Nov 6 2015
Focusing in on its role as an all-round audience measurement firm, comScore is selling its BI service Digital Analytix to Adobe; entering a strategic partnership with streaming service Spotify; and launching a household media measure called the 'Total Home Panel'. More

Sep 29 2015
In India, TV rating body BARC has commissioned Nielsen to conduct what it is describing as the country's largest universe estimation study on television ownership and viewing habits. More

Jul 27 2015
Asian panel platform GMO Research and global panel marketplace Cint have announced an agreement adding more than three million of the former's Asia Cloud Panel respondents to the current fifteen million active panellists in the latter's OpinionHUB exchange. More

May 29 2015
GfK has won a three-year contract to provide a cross-device audio-visual audience measurement currency for Singapore, awarded by the country's Media Development Authority (MDA). More

Dec 3 2014
WPP has extended its relationship with IBM, to expand its use of big data and analytics, and develop new digital services that will be run and managed within a global hybrid cloud infrastructure. More

Oct 13 2014
Following a long tender process, online ad association IAB Australia has chosen Nielsen as sole supplier of digital audience measurement services in the country, for three years from January 1st 2015. More

Oct 8 2014
Kantar Media is to provide a proprietary audience measurement service for Malaysian Pay TV and radio group Astro. Launched next year, the new service will make use of Kantar Worldpanel's Malaysian household FMCG panel. More

Feb 26 2014
India's Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has commissioned Dutch watermarking and fingerprinting tech solutions provider Civolution to underpin its TV audience measurement contract, recently awarded to French firm Mediametrie. More

Jan 20 2014
In India, TV ratings regulator BARC has confirmed rumours that French company Médiamétrie is its official technology partner, and will provide licences to BARC to use its TV metering system. Meanwhile the country faces the prospect of having no audience ratings at all until October this year. More

Dec 2 2013
Indian audience measurement body BARC met over the weekend to decide between short-listed suppliers for its television ratings contract. With no official announcement as yet, some reports suggest French firm Mediametrie has been chosen, with a contract to be signed this week. More

Aug 16 2013
According to reports, India's Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has shortlisted five bidders for the technology section of its soon-to-be-launched television ratings system. TAM Media Research is not said to be amongst them, although both its backers, Nielsen and Kantar, are. More

Apr 22 2013
Kantar Media has won a multi-year contract to measure subscriber behaviour for Indian Direct to Home (DTH) TV provider Tata Sky. The service, launching later this year, is billed as the first Return Path Data audience research service in India. More

Jan 23 2013
India's Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has issued an invitation for agencies to submit tenders for a new approach to television audience measurement. The contract is currently held by Nielsen/Kantar joint venture TAM Media Research. More

Jan 16 2013
Millward Brown has announced a major expansion of its Link and Facial Coding technology, and says two of its biggest clients, Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company, will use the technique for all their ad testing in 2013. More

Jan 2 2013
Nielsen has begun a five-year contract to operate a new Television Audience Measurement (TAM) service in Hong Kong. More

Sep 5 2012
Global data collection specialist Cido has opened a new operation in Shanghai, where it has appointed former Nielsen exec Linda Ho as General Manager. More

Aug 29 2012
In India, the Media Research Users’ Council (MRUC) has awarded the contract for its continuous readership study, the IRS (Indian Research Survey) to Nielsen, after a nine-month selection process. More

Aug 24 2012
India’s News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has asked the government to suspend reporting of TAM data, in the light of the ongoing row between broadcaster NDTV and Nielsen and WPP’s joint venture. Meanwhile Nielsen is reportedly the front-runner for the forthcoming RSCI readership measurement pitch. More

Mar 22 2012
The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong (HK4As) has awarded Nielsen a five-year Television Audience Measurement (TAM) contract for the period 2013 to 2017, incorporating measurement across multiple platforms. More

Aug 15 2011
GfK has reported sales of EUR 660.1m in sales for the first half of 2011, reflecting 8.0% organic growth year-on-year. Adjusted operating income rose 16.8% (organic 18.0%) to EUR 83.9m. The Group has also announced the acquisition of a 25% stake in US firm MBI. More

Jul 12 2011
Research consultancy Kadence International has opened 55 fieldwork offices across India, staffed by 225 new permanent members of staff supported by more than 700 telephone and face-to-face interviewers and supervisors. More

Jun 28 2011
Kantar is to roll out MarketTools' TrueSample quality solution across its network, following the breakdown of the Promedius Group, the not-for-profit quality consortium it launched with GfK and Ipsos less than a year ago. More

May 25 2011
Nielsen has won IAB Australia's contract to supply the country's online audience measurement currency, following an eight-month tender process. More

Sep 21 2010
Ipsos MediaCT has been chosen by Australian non-profit body The Newspaper Works to develop and run a new readership measurement system for the country's newspapers and magazines. More

Mar 15 2010
In the UAE, the Ministerial Council for Services has passed a draft law advancing the TV Audience Measurement Project which will bring people meter technology to the country. More

Nov 5 2009
Pharmaceutical research giant IMS Health has agreed to be sold to private equity firm TPG Capital and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $5.2bn. More

Oct 13 2009
Data collection agency Field Force has become the first firm in Australia to join the 'Panel Exchange' sample marketplace operated by Swedish software firm Cint. More

Oct 6 2009
The biggest new MrWeb section in nine years opens today with launch articles from five research luminaries. 'MRT' is an online home for custom panel builders, mobile researchers, data miners, neuromarketers and many others at the leading edge of what we broadly define as 'MR'. More

Aug 19 2009
Media giant Time Warner has signed a seven year agreement with Nielsen, which will bring together TV, online, mobile measurement services, research on advertising segmentation and targeting, and consumer engagement research, under one contract. More

Aug 5 2009
TNS Media Research has been awarded a ground-breaking three year audience measurement contract to gain new insights into the viewing and behaviour of audiences in subscription TV homes across Australia. More

Mar 25 2009
Ipsos has announced a deal with Thomson Reuters to provide 'regular intelligent information about behaviours, attitudes and opinions of consumers and citizens', based on regular multi-country polling on a wide-range of topics. More

Mar 17 2009
Synovate has announced an agreement with Canadian software provider Vision Critical, to power its online community panels around the globe. More

Nov 18 2008
Nielsen is moving into direct competition with Arbitron over US radio ratings: two major radio broadcasters today announced a switch to Nielsen Media’s ratings service in a number of markets from Q3 of 2009. Arbitron has described the once-a-year Nielsen service as ‘a step backward’. More

Nov 18 2008
US and Japanese physician panel operator MDLinx Inc has adopted Crop Duster™ de-duplication fingerprinting technology from Mktg, Inc., to enhance protection against repeat respondents and duplicate interviews. More

Sep 24 2008
TNS is to adopt research software provider Vovici’s Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) Platform and Community Builder Model as its standard platform for building custom online panels and communities for its customers. More

Sep 17 2008
204 weeks separate the Beijing Olympics and the start of the next games in London – precisely one week for each country that took part in the events in China. MrWeb will be following a trail across the world for the next four years, each week profiling one country and its research industry, linking also to news, jobs and suppliers. More

Jan 16 2008
TNS’s joint venture CSM Media Research has been given the go-ahead to undertake TV and radio audience measurement in China for a further 10 years. More

Jan 15 2008
Global marketing communications group Havas has signed an agreement with TNS Media Intelligence (TNSMI), ending its contract with Nielsen Monitor-Plus and making TNSMI its primary provider for competitive advertising intelligence. More

Oct 19 2007
Nielsen has announced a massive, ten-year outsourcing deal with India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The research giant’s IT, operations and HR functions worldwide are among those covered by the $US 1.2 billion agreement. More

Apr 20 2007
AGB Nielsen Media’s contract with Australia's TV ratings data supplier OzTAM has been extended for a further seven years from January 2008. More

Feb 7 2007
Michael Connors, until recently Chairman and CEO of VNU's MMI Group, has resurfaced at the head of an acquisition company with almost $260m in funds. Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG) completed its IPO oversubscribed this week and boasts a strong line-up including several former Nielsen and VNU Execs. More

Aug 4 2006
TNS has renewed its partnership with CNN and TIME magazine, supplying an up to the minute public opinion barometer on the issues of the day, from twelve Asia Pacific countries, via methods including its 6thdimension access panels. More

Jul 25 2006
TNS has announced agreements with the two leading broadcasters in the Philippines, ABS-CBN and GMA, to set up a new PeopleMeter service in the country. A representative panel of 1200 households reporting their viewing daily from the beginning of next year. More

Mar 24 2006
TNS has agreed a five year contract with the Kazakhstan television Joint Industry Committee (JIC) to provide trading currency TV audience measurement using Arbitron’s PPM system. More

Jan 25 2006
NetRatings Japan is to use its web analytics service, SiteCensus, to measure and analyse the 10m monthly users of Yahoo!’s Japanese shopping site. Yahoo! will also make use of NetRatings’ customised analytics services to understand what visitors are doing on its shopping and auction sites. More

Jan 23 2006
A new Netherlands firm, SmartCoding, is offering coding services for multilingual research projects. The company, which has entered a strategic partnership with MR outsourcing firm Pulse, promises to save time and reduce errors by directly coding verbatim answers in any language - without the need for intermediate translation. More

Oct 21 2005
Dan Foreman, formerly Planning Director at ad agency WFCA, has been poached to spearhead the launch of FocusVision Europe. The US-based company, which specialises in video recording technologies for market research, opened its first European office in London in July. More

Sep 2 2005
US-based Genesee Survey Services is extending its range of syndicated employee opinion norms surveys to provide international data as well as US, migrating mail-based data collection to the web with the help of the Harris Interactive Service Bureau (HISB). More

Aug 5 2005
TNS has added to its recent successes in SE Asia with a five-year TV audience measurement contract from MediaCorp, Singapore's largest broadcaster. The agency recently won a similar contract in Hong Kong, and announced the ‘Power of Print’ study to analyse print media ad campaigns in the same two states. More

Jul 7 2005
CSM Media Research, a joint venture between TNS and Chinese agency CTR Market Research, has won the Hong Kong TV audience measurement (TAM) contract. The contract comes at an important time, with Hong Kong gearing up to transfer to terrestrial digital TV transmissions in 2007. More

Jun 8 2005
Online survey specialist FIRM has announced that its Confirmit software will power ‘Asia's largest online panel’, the new AIP mega panel of up to 1 million active respondents. More

May 11 2005
‘I think the industry is ultimately making a bet on hydrogen’ ‘The US will move like the European or Western European markets... where c.50% are diesel engines’ ‘Asia ... will drive more and more future product development’ - J.D.Power CEO Steve Goodall on what’s in store for automotive, in part 2 of our exclusive interview. More

May 10 2005
Bob Chua, formerly MD of Sales, International at online MR solutions provider Global Market Insite (GMI), has left to head up a new company, Pulse Group, with GMI’s backing. Pulse Group is headquartered in Sydney, Aus and offers Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for the MR industry. More

Apr 12 2005
GfK has announced ‘a year of extraordinary success’ with sales up 12.8% to EUR 671.7m and a margin of 13.6%, putting the Group ‘top of the market research sector in terms of profitability’. EBIT including income from participations increased by 31.2% to EUR 91.1m and the dividend by around 43% to EUR 0.30. More

Feb 23 2004
Today sees the official launch of a home page for Australian researchers. MrWeb has attracted a significant audience of MR professionals Down Under for most of its 5 years, without much specific targeting, but from today is providing specific feature content, a job search and recruiter index, and directories with a more Australian focus. More

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