Bernstein Research

Analyst: FTC Condition on Nielsen-Arbitron Hardly Matters

Commissioner Joshua Wright blasted the Federal Trade Commission in his dissent for over-reaching in the condition it imposed on Nielsen’s purchase of Arbitron, but the ultimate impact of the condition on the future market for cross-platform audience measurement may be in

A la Carte Wars: Cablevision Sues Viacom for Bundling

In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors to carry low-rated channels as a condition of carrying their more popular networks.

Analyst: CBS Would Win the C7 Battle

After taking a good, long look at TiVo’s set-top-box data as it pertains to prime time broadcast ratings, one influential analyst is of the opinion that Les is more.

Dish Invites You to Skip Prime-time Broadcast Ads

So here's something advertisers are unlikely to be wild about: Auto Hop, a new feature on Dish Network, will allow  subscribers to automatically skip broadcast ads in DVR playback (starting the day after broadcast), rather than merely fast-forwarding, according to the company.