RE Mark Bahlin's request for info on who has replaced ACNeilsen for
Australian TV ratings -

AGB Italia won the contract which commences 1Jan 2001 for 7 years - you can
find references to news articles via LexisNexis.

In your research you may encounter confusion because AGB McNair (an
Australian company) has recently merged with ACNeilsen.  The two AGB
companies are separate entities.

AGB Italia do not currently have a presence in Australia and I've been
unable to get a URL for them in Italy.

Here is a URL for an article that appeared during the bidding process,
before AGB Italia had secured it.

Karen Orr Vered, PhD
Screen Studies

Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide 5001
South Australia

voice 61 8 8201 3198
fax     61 8 8201 3635
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