« Students earn scholarships from TV soaps » – Hürriyet Daily News

« Beykent University is a popular location for movie and TV producers for filming. The university is providing scholarships for students in need through the income they receive from movies, soaps and video clips.

The Ayazağa campus of Beykent University often looks more like a movie set than a university. Spotlights light the halls, cafeteria and sometimes even the classrooms of the university, while famous actors and actresses wait for the director to shout “action” while the students look on.

There are difficulties in shooting a film at an educational facility; sometimes a noisy student or background music halts the production. Because of this, action scenes are often left for nighttime. While the classrooms might be used for physics, chemistry, law or sociology during the day, they become the domain of production companies after hours.(…) »

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« TNS trumps AGB Nielsen in race for Turkish TV ratings contract » – Resarch-live

« TURKEY— AGB Nielsen and Turkey’s TV audience measurement body, TÍAK, have launched a legal investigation after some members of Nielsen’s TV panel reported being offered money to change their viewing habits.

TNS will establish a 3,500 household panel, with each home fitted with the 5000 Series Modular PeopleMeter. The panel will begin reporting data from 2011 and TNS’s InfoSys software will be used for analysis.

In a statement, AGB Nielsen’s Turkey MD Craig Johnson said the firm was “naturally disappointed” to lose the contract, but vowed to “continue to work hard to deliver high quality data and service” until the hand-over date.(…) »

Source : Research-live.com