Rentrak Signs Agreement With Univision

Measurement Firm to Provide TV Essentials Service for U.S. Hispanic Media Leader

Rentrak, which has been expanding its base in the TV audience measurement business, said it signed a new deal with Univision Communications to provide its TV Essentials service to the leading Spanish-language media company's networks including Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We look forward to working with Rentrak to gather greater insights into the rapidly growing and diversifying Hispanic broadcast and cable network space," Ceril Shagrin, executive VP for audience measurement innovation and analytics at Univision Communications, said in a statement.

TV essentials is Rentrak's TV ratings service based on information from more than 20 million televisions and set-top boxes that provides daily measurement of al TV networks nationally and for all 210 local markets.

 "We are very pleased to have the Hispanic category leader turn to Rentrak to better understand their viewership trends for its growing list of Hispanic broadcast and cable networks," said Chris Wilson, president of national television for Rentrak.