New Delhi Television Limited has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against The Nielsen Co. in federal district court in New York.
New Delhi Television has accused Nielsen of manipulating viewership data in order to favor other television networks. Among other accusations, New Delhi Television claims that Nielsen has accepted bribes from other networks, in violation of the FCPA. New Delhi Television claims that Nielsen and a company with which it owns Television Audience Measurement, a ratings company in India, are monopolizing the market for TV viewership data.
Nielsen has said that it “has a long-standing policy of not commenting on any litigation” and that it did not want to comment on a matter currently being reviewed by the court.