Arbitron, Spanish Broadcasting System Reach Settlement Agreement

June 2, 2010


Coconut Grove, FL, and Columbia, MD - Jun 2, 2010 - Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) and Arbitron have entered into a settlement agreement. SBS will resume encoding its broadcast signals for all of its markets that use the Arbitron Portable People Meter (PPM) radio ratings service, and SBS has extended its agreement with Arbitron for the use of PPM ratings in those markets.

Frank Flores, SBS chief revenue officer, endorsed the outcome, noting, "Both Arbitron and SBS are committed to working together to address SBS's previously voiced concerns about the impact of the PPM service on minority radio broadcasters." Flores added that, "SBS is gratified that it has reached an amicable resolution with Arbitron."



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