QC court junks ABS-CBN case vs AGB Nielsen (Inquirer)
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Monday dismissed a P63-million civil complaint by television giant ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. against global television ratings firm AGB Nielsen Media Research (AGB) over alleged ratings manipulation.
AGB said in a statement Monday that the order was penned by Quezon City RTC Judge Charito B. Gonzales of Branch 80, who cited ABS-CBN?s failure to comply with its service contract with AGB.
Under the contract, which was upheld by the court, AGB said it had at least one month to investigate and act on issues raised by ABS-CBN on matters affecting AGB?s data quality and validity.
?AGB Nielsen is grateful to Judge Gonzales for upholding the pertinent provision on our contract with ABS-CBN that seeks to continue to ensure the integrity of our data and the survey processes,? AGB general manager Maya Reforma said in a statement Monday.
I linked to the ABS-CBN news story that failed to mention that ABS-CBN violated the AGB contract regarding ratings investigations — and was the basis for the judge’s decision. ABS-CBN news only said that the lawsuit was “premature”. Buti na lang hindi BIASED ang Inquirer. ABS-CBN news just lost credibility with me all of a sudden. Akala ko objective sila. I’m so naive.