“TURKEY— The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) has thrown the Turkish TV industry into turmoil with plans to withdraw its channels from the ratings system run by AGB Nielsen, which is commissioned by joint industry committee TIAK.
News of the withdrawal came in a statement published in Turkish, a translation of which was carried by online news site Today’s Zaman.
In its statement, the broadcaster expressed dissatisfaction with the system, having seen its ratings drop consistently since April 2009.
TRT also reiterated claims it had made previously that TIAK had violated the country’s competition regulations. AGB Nielsen was similarly accused by TRT, however the Turkish Competition Board decided in November that there was no evidence or documents to support the allegations that AGB Nielsen was “exploiting its dominant position in ratings measurement by irregularities and false measurements”.(…)”
Source : Research-live.com