Arbitron Gets Court To Order SBS To Encode For PPM
February 11, 2010 at 5:10 PM (PT)
The SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK for the County of NEW YORK has issued a Temporary Restraining Order effective immediately requiring SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM (SBS) to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for ARBITRON's PPM until TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th,
This order applies to nine SBS radio properties in five cities across the U.S. ARBITRON suspended delivery of PPM data to SBS in DECEMBER 2009.
ARBITRON sought the Temporary Restraining Order after learning on FEBRUARY 4th, 2010 that SBS had ceased encoding its broadcast signals for the PPM service in any of its radio properties in cities where ARBITRON has commercialized the PPM ratings service. The court will convene a hearing on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2010 to determine whether to continue to compel SBS to encode pursuant to its agreement with ARBITRON.
"SBS has existing contracts with ARBITRON for both the PPM service and to encode its broadcast signals that remain in effect," ARBITRON Chief Legal Officer TIMOTHY T. SMITH, said. "We expect SBS to honor the terms of its agreements." .