WorldGate, Nielsen to Measure Internet/Cable TV Audiences
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WorldGate CEO Hal Krisbergh made the announcement during his keynote address at the eTV World Conference in New York City. Nielsen Media will identify and measure the audience as they surf from television programming to the Internet using WorldGate's Channel HyperLinking technology.
"The combination of Nielsen's measurement expertise with the instant, one-to- one interactivity of the WorldGate service provides powerful tools not previously available to advertisers and programmers," said Krisbergh.
"Nielsen's role will be to manage the flow of measurement information between the advertisers and the service providers," said David Harkness, senior vice president of planning and development at Nielsen Media Research. "This information will speed the introduction and use of the WorldGate service and give advertisers the knowledge they need to make smart implementation decisions."
WorldGate provides cable subscribers with an Internet/television experience using only a cable converter box.