Nielsen Media Research

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Mark Abbott, Major League Soccer president and deputy commissioner. Eric and Chris also discuss National Football League’s recent trio of official sports betting partnerships, the developing effort of former Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez to buy the National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Timberwolves, TrillerNet’s acquisition of combat sports-focused media company FITE, and rising tension between US media networks and Nielsen Media Research.

Dispute grows between measurement agency, TV networks

After years of industry debate and development, Nielsen this month is beginning widespread measurement of out-of-home television viewership in the US, a move set to create significant changes across the sports industry