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NDTV Files Lawsuit Against Nielsen For Manipulating TV Ratings

Broadcaster NDTV has filed a lawsuit worth billions against The Nielsen Company for manipulating TV ratings and viewership data in favour of TV channels willing to pay bribes to its officials, reports Deadline. (Hat Tip - @nitinmathur) As per the lawsuit, NDTV is now seeking $580 million for gross negligence against TAM and misrepresentations, $810 million for fraud, $125 million for negligence and gross negligence against Nielsen, $125 million for negligence and gross negligence against Kantar, $790 million for breach of contract against TAM, $250 million for prima facie tort against TAM and millions more on various costs including legal fees and punitive damages to be determined by trier of fact during the legal proceedings. In the lawsuit filed in the New York court, NDTV claimed that it had repeatedly experienced revenue losses due to ongoing rampant corruption in television viewership data published by TAM, a…

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