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Rentrak sings TV ratings agreement with Viacom 18 Media's IndiaCast

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MUMBAI: Rentrak, one of the leaders in measuring movies and TV everywhere, has announced an agreement with Viacom 18 Media?s IndiaCast for its two networks, Aapka Colors (known as Colors outside of the US) and MTV India.

As part of the agreement, IndiaCast will utilise Rentrak's TV ratings currency for programming research, as well as a business tool for its advertising sales initiatives.

"Aapka Colors and MTV India are extremely popular services, not only in the US, but around the world," said IndiaCast head of Americas business Sameer Goswami. "With expanded distribution and focused marketing, we are now getting into the next phase of our business in the US for these brands, which is where measurement systems such as Rentrak play a big role."

"Rentrak is happy to continue to serve the south Asian category and prove the value of these networks thorough our unique advanced demographic targets," added Rentrak president of national television sales Chris Wilson.

Rentrak's television ratings service is the only fully-integrated system of detailed satellite, telco and nationwide cable TV viewing information from more than 29 million TVs and Video on Demand from more than 114 million TVs, including granular information for TV stations in all 210 markets projected to the US population.

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