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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced a multi-year local TV ratings contract with Cordillera Communications for its four stations in Corpus Christi, which include KRIS (NBC), KRIS 2 (CW), KAJA (Telemundo-TV) and KDF (Independent).
The new agreement makes Corpus Christi the 12th client market in Texas to adopt Rentrak's TV ratings currency, joining subscribers in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Tyler, Beaumont, Lubbock, Odessa, Abilene, Victoria and Waco.
"Rentrak's advanced demographic ratings available every day of the year give our stations a significant competitive advantage in this dynamic marketplace," said Greg McAlister, president and general manager of KRIS Communications. "Our advertising partners will be the clear winners as we share more accurate, precise and timely viewing measurement. Real viewership data, from thousands of Corpus Christi homes measured 24/7/365, is a giant leap from the outdated diary system. The diaries just don't deliver what Rentrak provides. We are putting a full-court press on our competition and Rentrak is an incredible strategic weapon to help make smart and impactful news, programming and promotional decisions."
"We are excited to be working together with Cordillera Communications," said Steve Walsh, executive vice president of local television at Rentrak. "They are helping lead the Corpus Christi market into a new era of audience measurement. Our local market station and agency momentum continues in the great state of Texas, as it does across the entire country."
Rentrak's television ratings service is the only fully-integrated system of detailed satellite, telco and cable TV viewing information from more than 25 million TVs nationwide including granular information for TV programming in all 210 local markets. ?More than 235 stations currently subscribe to Rentrak's local TV measurement services.
Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.
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