Increasing viewer control

Date of publication: June 23, 2005

Abstract:

The paper describes the challenges facing television audience measurement in the United Kingdom in monitoring devices such as PVRs. BARB is incorporating the full measurement of the Sky+ PVR later in 2005. Viewing through the Sky+ box will be integrated into BARB's measurement and made available to the industry as part of daily overnight and consolidated ratings. This will be a major advancement in ensuring that BARB's measurement service remains abreast of new developments in television delivery mechanisms. The paper will suggest implications for ratings definitions and measurement conventions and deliver some general insight regarding the challenges facing measurement of television in the coming years.

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