Industry Committee on TV Audience Measurement

News and Events

01/02/2016

JOINT INDUSTRY COMMITTEE'S (JIC) MAIN GOALS

In 2015, after taking a decision on cancellation of the TAM Tender, JIC has held meetings with its shareholders in order to discuss perspective areas of future work and competence.

As a result of above-mentioned consultations, three blocks were formed:

  1. CONTROL
    Setting up a formalized, effective and transparent mechanism of industrial control of current TV measurements.
  2. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
    Developing TAM system in accordance with industry requirements.
  3. MEDIA ACADEMY
    Information and analytical support of the TAM project.


 

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE’ ACTIVITY

 

For discussions on a regular basis of the above mentioned tasks, JIC had established a professional Technical Committee (TC - hereinafter), consisting of the Association’s shareholders representatives.

The Technical Committee members are:

 

Ivan Kleymenov Director of Analysis & Research Department CTC Media
Elena Bogomazova Leading Analyst of TV audience Strategic Research Department First Channel
Xenia Zadorozhnaya Leading Analyst of TV audience Strategic Research Department
Yuliya Utesheva Programmer-analyst of TV audience Strategic Research Department
Andrey Kryuchkov Head of Sociological Service Gazprom-Media - NTV
Alexander Markevitch Head of Marketing & Mass Media Research Department Gazprom-Media - Sales-house
Ekaterina Efimenko Program Director Gazprom-Media - TNT
Darya Pugacheva Research Director GPM RTV (TNT, Pyatnitsa, 2Х2, TNT-4, TV-3)
Evgeniy Baldin Strategy & Research Director Media Instinct Group
Sergey Burygin Deputy General Director on programming REN TV
Sergey Salnikov Head of Sociological Service Rossiya 1
Polina Slobodchikova Head of Analysis Department
Denis Vinogradov Head of Planning & Management of Mass Media Resources Department Vi
Vladimir Kasparov Head of Media Analysis Department
Alexey Barantsev MediaLogics Managing Director Vivaki

 

Alexander Gubanov (Director of Research and Analysis department of the TV channel TV Centre – Moscow) takes part in TC's meetings as a guest expert.

While providing industrial control, the Technical Committee has formed a list of TAM Key Performance Indicators (KPI), comprising all main stages of the TV Index project: Establishment Survey, Panel & Equipment work and monitoring.

As a result of this work approximately 30 characteristics were generated, and from September 2015 they were discussed with the specialists of the current TAM provider – TNS – on a monthly basis.

The participants from the side of TNS Russia in these meetings are:

  • Achkasova Ksenia - TV Research Director;
  • Levina Ekaterina - Deputy Head of TAM Technology Development Department;
  • Schipkov Vladimir - Research Director;
  • Schukina Ksenia - Head of TAM Technology Development Department.

 

Technical committee's meetings also consider up-to-date matters related to the data and perspectives of further development of the TV Index project.


 

JIC’s PLANS FOR 2016

 

In 2016, JIC will continue to work on providing industrial control on the current TAM panel. JIC also plans to enhance its activity in the area of Research & Development in order to cover current industrial needs in TAM sphere.

The Media Academy will be providing regular status-reports on industrial topics and will be organizing meetings with guest experts and FAQ’s workshops.


29/04/2015

Association of Communication Agencies of Russia (ACAR) has joined the Association of broadcasters and communication agencies "Industry Committee on TV Audience Measurement" (IKT).

On March 18, 2015 IKT General Meeting has agreed on new member entry - Association of Communication Agencies of Russia (ACAR).

As of now, IKT associates First Channel, VGTRK, Gazprom Media, CTC Media, NMG and ACAR.


11/02/2015

IKT has decided on cancellation of the TAM Tender

Association of Broadcasters and Communication Agencies “Industry Committee on TV Audience Measurement” (IKT) has decided oncancellation of the open Tender for the right to conclude a Contract on television audience measurement in the Russian Federation in 2017-2026 – please refer to the article on Ъ-FM site http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2665032?isSearch=True

IKT’ future steps will be formulating due to consultations with all participants of the industry community, including TAM provider – TNS.

IKT will inform market participants on the progress of its work. 


01/10/2014

The procedure of opening the envelopes with the Tender Applications for the right to conclude a Contract on the Television Audience Measurement in the Russian Federation during 2017 - 2026 was held.

Four Companies have submitted Tender Applications: TNS Russia JSC, Romir Panel LLC, ACNIELSEN LLC, and GfK Rus LLC.

All submitted Tender Applications contained main requirements and documents defined by the Tender documentation (find the list here: http://www.jic.tv/images/Tender_documentation.pdf).

During October, the Tender Commission will consider in detail all information submitted by Tenderers, in particular: legal and financial documents, information about the qualification of the Tenderer and its project team, the Technical Proposal, and the proposal on the Contract price.

On the final stage of the Tender, which is scheduled on the middle of November, the presentations of Tender Applications will be arranged. Then Tender Commission will decide on a winner of the Tender.


30/09/2014

NP IKT General Meeting was held.

NP IKT General Meeting has agreed on a new member entry - ACAR, Association of Communication Agencies of Russia. The decision will come into legal force after required amendments to the Articles of Association of NP IKT will be done. Besides General Meeting of IKT has approved a form of financial guarantees to a winner of TAM Tender. After the main TAM contract is concluded, the founders of IKT will sign with a TAM operator a suretyship agreement.


25/09/2014

NP IKT amended the Tender documentation for an open Tender for the right to conclude a Contract on TV audience measurement in the Russian Federation.

Clauses №5 in the Notice of an open Tender and № 8.1 draft Contract (Section V of the Tender documentation), as well as Form 4 (The proposal of the Contract price, Section IV Forms of documents for the preparation of Tender Application) describing the price and used currency, were amended - TENDER/ Tender documentation: http://www.jic.tv/en/documentation


21/08/2014

NP IKT continues to post responses to the requests submitted by the Tenderers.

Clarifications may be found in the section TENDER 2014/Q&A: www.jic.tv/faq on the Russian version of the site (q. №39-45)


07/08/2014

NP IKT posts new responses to the requests to clarify aspects of the Tender documentation submitted by the Tenderers.

Clarifications may be found in the section TENDER 2014/Q&A: www.jic.tv/faq on the Russian version of the site (q. №18-38)


05/08/2014

NP IKT continues to post responses to the requests to clarify aspects of the Tender documentation submitted by the Tenderers.

New clarifications may be found in the section TENDER 2014/Q&A: www.jic.tv/faq on the Russian version of the website (q. №11-17).

In accordance with the paragraph 4.4 of the Tender documentation, clarification on the question and responses are posted by NP IKT on its website without any indication of the Tenderer who has submitted such a request.

Please, follow the possible updates. 


31/07/2014

The term of submitting the Letters of Consent on the participation in Tender for the right to conclude a Contract on TV audience measurement in the Russian Federataion from 2017 to 2026 has expired.

Eight companies had sent Letters of Consent on their participation in the Tender: “ARES” Ltd., “Russian Public Research Center” (OAO “VCIOM”),”GfK Rus” LLC, Romir Panel” LLC, Synovate Comcon” LLC, Sofia Media Association Ltd. (SMA), TNS Russia JSC and “ACNIELSEN” LLC.

 

NP IKT appreciates Participants’ interest in the Tender and expects their Technical proposals till October 1, 2014.


23/07/2014

NP IKT posts responses to the requests to clarify aspects of the Tender documentation submitted by the Tenderers.

Clarifications may be found in the section TENDER 2014/Q&A: www.jic.tv/faq on the Russian version of the site.

In accordance with the paragraph 4.4. of the Tender documentation, clarification on the questions and responses are posted by NP IKT on its website without any indication of the Tenderer who has submitted such a request.

Please, follow the possible updates.


08/07/2014

Executive representatives of NP IKT, “Video International” and “Gazprom Media” met associates of “RusBrand”. An agenda of the meeting was focused on the Tender for the right to conclude a contract on TV audience measurement, which was announced 30.06.2014

CEOs of NP IKT Alexander Kostyuk, "Gazprom Media" Vladimir Shemyakin and "Video International" Sergey Vasilyev took part in the meeting.

"RusBrand" were represented by Chairman of the Board of Directors David Yakobashvili, Executive Director Aleksey Popovichev and Director of the Committee on Marketing, Advertisement and Mass Media Elena Okhlopkova as well as CEOs and media-directors of Unilever, Mars, L'Oreal, MTS, Rostik, Henkel, Kellogg, J&J, Coca-Cola, De Agostini.

The Tender procedures, general requirements of the Technical Specifications as well as key aspects of a oncoming contract were discussed at the meeting.


30/06/2014

Non-profit partnership "Industrial Committee on TV Audience Measurement" (NP IKT) has announced an open Tender for the right to conclude a contract on TV audience measurement in the Russian Federation from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2026.

The Tenderer may be any company that has at least five years of experience in the electronic measurement of television audience either in Russia or abroad. NP IKT will be a Consolidated Customer of the survey.

 

Future TAM system should be capable of measurement of linear and time-shifted viewing on any type of screen. Survey sample should be representative of all the Russian population, aged 4 years and older, and residing in settlements (including rural) with twelve thousand people or more. The size of the national panel will be nine thousand households. In addition, the data on TV viewing from the largest local markets should be also provided.

 

Tender requirements, the Technical Specifications as well as a draft Contract with the winner of the Tender may be found in the section TENDER 2014/TENDER DOCUMENTATION: http://jic.tv/en/documentation

 

 

 


16/06/2014

CTC Media, Inc. and JSC “National Media Group” have joined the Non-commercial Partnership "Industry Committee on TV Audience Measurement" (IKT).

IKT General Meeting has agreed on new member entry - CTC Media and NMG.

As of now IKT associates First Channel, VGTRK, Gazprom-media, CTC and NMG.


04/06/2014

The final version of Technical Specifications has been submitted to all Round Table participants.

The final version of Technical Specifications (TS) has been submitted to all Round Table participants, which included corrections, recommended by i-JIC experts (CESP, France).

Round Table participants received high praise from international consultants on the work done for Tender Technical Specifications. They confirmed that all necessary aspects had been taken into account, TS structure is up to standard for these specific type of documents. 

The corrections proposed by i-JIC, helped make TS wording more precise. This should establish a comparable platform for the candidate's proposals and ease industry choice during the Tender itself. 


26/05/2014

The second Round Table meeting session was carried out at the offices of IKT

Participants, that included experts from The First channel, VGTRK, Gazprom-media, CTC Media, NMG, RusBrand and AKAR were also joined by a representative from NAT. They discussed Technical Specifications for the upcoming Tender.

The list of local markets, where data would be available, was defined during the meeting as was the minimum sample size by region.


25/04/2014

The first meeting of the Round Table was held at the offices of IKT to discuss the Technical Specifications for the upcoming Tender and other important terms for the future TV audience measurement service.

At the offices of IKT the first meeting of the Round Table was held to discuss the Technical Specifications for the upcoming Tender and other important terms for the future TV audience measurement service.

The Round Table was attended by experts from The First Channel, VGTRK, Gazprom-Media Holding, CTC Media, NMG, RusBrand and ACAR.

During the meeting, some changes were made to the Technical Specifications as well as a series of proposals that were stated for the further discussion.

 

The next meeting of the Round Table is scheduled for mid-May.


24/03/2014

IKT General Director Alexander Kostyuk meets with the representatives of the I-JIC in Paris.

On the March 24th, 2014, in Paris IKT General Director Alexander Kostyuk met with the representatives of the I-JIC (the international association of joint industry committees for media research), Director of International Projects Olivier Daufresne and a Member of the Scientific Committee Pierre-Marie Guillot.

 

At the meeting there was a discussion of the preparations for the upcoming Tender for the TV audience measurement in Russia and the possibility of using international experience in this field. The parties agreed on further cooperation.


19/03/2014

IKT General Director Alexander Kostyuk meets with the members of the RusBrand Association.

On behalf of the advertisers, RusBrand CEO Aleksey Popovichev took part, as well as did representatives from major companies such as J&J, P&G, Heinkel, Mars, Mondelēz, MTS, Megafon, and Unilever.
At the meeting there was a discussion of the structure and working principles of IKT as well as the general terms of the Tender Requirements Specification and the contract.
According to A. Popovichev, the meeting was of a constructive character and an active discussion was had by all. This demonstrated real involvement from the advertisers in making the present partnership truly serve the interests of the whole industry community.