Nielsen adds Japan, Korea to b.o. service


Nielsen EDI said Monday that it is expanding its global boxoffice measurement service to include Japan and South Korea, the two largest boxoffice markets in Asia. "With the inclusion of the Japanese and Korean markets in our global coverage, Nielsen EDI's clients will now have the unmatched ability to access daily boxoffice receipts from countries representing 80% of the global marketplace," Nielsen Entertainment international president Nick King said. Nielsen EDI offers real-time or near real-time boxoffice information daily from 17 countries, representing more than 60,000 cinema screens. Nielsen EDI is a division of the Nielsen Co., parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.