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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by skyboysea, Jan 28, 2009.
The complete press release is at http://www.tns-mr.com/news/01282009.htm
Where do I sign up? I'd love someone to know that I watch all the shows that get canceled all the time...
I wonder if it uses the same data already being sent from receivers.
You must watch the same shows that I do then. :sure:
I think that "real time" rating systems like this are great. It gives a better feel of how people are watching TV.
I'm all in to this if they give the users some small discount....
There are a couple folks I know very well ,who already participate in direct-monitoring at this time...so this should be an interesting thing...depending on how it is executed...
Other viewing monitoring services use viewer-based devices to obtain data on all of their access habits, including both TV and radio, for example.
:lol: My thoughts exactly. I'd also like so sign up for this.
I was once a Nielsen household for a year, it didn't help
If they are using the data they've already gathered, why would you need the discount?
The other service I referenced pays a very small/nominal fee to its participants...but more important, gets and records actual viewer data (daily) and based on TV & radio channels, the time accessed, and specific programming. That would appear to be the optimum data.
I see...DirecTV's focus has been on selling their subs usage data rather than improving their subs user experience (by, say, I don't know, adding measurably more HD content)...I see....
Obviously the data gathering is on-going, and DirecTV is making money off of it.
As is Dish, Comcast, and almost any other provider...
I was too. No discounts here, either.
As much as I use my primary DVR/watch TV, I'd probably sign up, if it was possible to do so.
Can you provide any proof to back this up? I don't recall seeing any press releases stating that Dish, Comcast, or any other provider partnered up with a ratings service to directly provide customer viewing data.
The Active channel already lists what people are currently watching in order of popularity. I wonder where this data comes from and how it differs from this service?
Of course they Know. Did you forget about the camera in all te D" receivers?
I don't know about the other providers listed, but TIVO "shares" data with Nielson.
Do we have an option to opt out?
If so how?
Sounds too much like Big Brother watching for my liking.