Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Nielsen Adds More Business For Total Audience Measurement

    Nielsen's Buy unit -- its market data business for advertisers -- was down 3.2% to $879 million, up 5.9% without currency issues. Nielsen says "emerging markets" revenue for the business climbed 8.4%. Nielsen Watch segment -- its traditional media and digital media measuring business -- was 2.8% higher, and 5.2% more sans currency impact, to $745 million. ...Read the whole story

  • Big Media Stocks Take Hit

    After a day when Viacom lost 21%, it took another 4.7% decline on Wednesday to close at $31.37. Walt Disney sank 3.8% to $88.85. On Tuesday, before it released its quarterly earnings, Disney was slightly up 0.2% -- before sinking over 4% in aftermarket trading. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • HBO Now Not Quite ThereTubefilter

    Ten months in, HBO Now has "only" 800,000 subs, not 1-2 million some projected. But HBO CEO Richard Plepler argues, the service still not available from PlayStation, Xbox platforms. Or, are potential users waiting for new "Game of Thrones" in April?  ...Read the whole story

  • Russia Tells Netflix: Get A LicenseHollywood Reporter

    Apparently, Netflix didn't jump through all of Russia's regulatory hoops before setting up shop. Looks like they're going to need to visit the commissar.  ...Read the whole story

  • Reality TV Streaming Service Launch Coming From NBCUniversalThe Guardian

    Reality TV junkies rejoice -- NBCUniversal is to launch a one-stop TV streaming service that will be the home to hits including "Keeping Up with the Kardashians,' "Made in Chelsea" and The Real Housewives franchise. The new subscription service, which will launch in the U.K., Ireland and Australia next month, will be priced at GBP3.99 a month. The service, called Hayu, will offer access to over 3,000 episodes of shows including "Don't Tell the Bride," "Shahs of Sunset," "Ru Paul's Drag Race" and "The Millionaire Matchmaker." ...Read the whole story

Louis C.K.: Way OK In Owning His Digital Destiny

When Louis C.K. streamed his new drama "Horace and Pete" last Saturday sans any pre-launch hype on his Web site, our greatest everyman comic genius sealed his slot as the TV Everywhere renaissance man. C.K. wants ...More