Government OK With Kantar Stake in comScore

The federal government says it has no issues with Kantar's purchase of up to 15.45% of comScore, the Internet audience measurement company.

That came in an early termination notice from the Federal Trade Commission, which means neither it nor the Department of Justice has any antitrust issue with the deal that would prompt them to either block or condition it.

Last month, WPP announced that Kantar, the data investment management arm of the company, was buying the stake in the Reston-based company.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.