Comscore Statement on Pending Legal Proceedings with Nielsen
Nielsen’s arbitration demand and lawsuit both relate to an order and consent agreement as a result of Nielsen’s prior acquisition of Arbitron. In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ordered Nielsen to provide Comscore the ability to use certain Arbitron data until 2021. Nielsen, by filing its arbitration demand and lawsuit, is challenging the scope of Comscore’s use of the data.
Comscore intends to vigorously contest Nielsen’s actions, as Comscore believes it is acting properly under the FTC’s Order. Comscore also believes that its contracts with Nielsen require the matter to be resolved exclusively through arbitration, and not in the Courts.
Due to the pending nature of these legal proceedings, we have no further comment at this time.