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NewBay Gets Into Data With Acquisition

Leaves door open for future data-driven collaborations.



Michael Rondon By Michael Rondon
04/15/2014

In coverage and in practice, the media continues to intertwine with big data. NewBay Media is keeping pace with the trend by acquiring data-driven television research firm, Ratings Intelligence.

Terms weren't disclosed.

Ratings Intelligence provides subscribers with contextualized audience data, along with visualized reports. NewBay says it'll pair that product with its editorial—the company has several brands that cover television and broadcasting—to give readers a more comprehensive view of the industry.

"We continue to move forward in our goal to serve our markets as comprehensively as possible," says Steve Palm, CEO of NewBay Media. "The addition of Ratings Intelligence immediately strengthens our ability to serve the television production community and also opens up the door for future data research possibilities for our music, Pro AV, consumer electronic, and education audiences."

NewBay doesn't say how many subscribers Ratings Intelligence has, but it lists top companies like Disney, CBS News and National Geographic among clientele.

Ratings Intelligence CEO, Reess Kennedy, will remain with company.

Michael Rondon By Michael Rondon
04/15/2014







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