Skip to comments.Contract for U.S.-Funded Survey of Arab TV Consumption Awarded
Posted on 10/29/2012 4:17:47 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
Gauging how the Arab world consumes -- or fails to digest -- U.S. government broadcast news is about to cost $110,000 for such an assessment. The Broadcasting Board of Governors recently awarded a contract to the Syracuse, N.Y.-based Strategic Information and Communications Group LLC to carry out the survey, which also will entail an evaluation of overall news viewing, including that of non-U.S. media.
As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year, BBG wants to learn whether brand identity drives Middle Easterner choices of news sources; Phase Two will attempt to determine whether BBG's I am the news. I am Alhurra promotional campaign was successful. (See: Data on Desires of Middle Eastern TV-News Viewers Sought).
Source document: Contract award #BBG50-P-12-0700.
OTHER BBG COVERAGE:
U.S. Baseball as a Propaganda Tool? (Feb. 17, 2012)
U.S. Seeks Data on Libyan Media Consumption (Nov. 5, 2011)
U.S. Cancels Planned Media Barrage in Pakistan (Nov. 1, 2011)
FOR FURTHER COVERAGE OF INFORMATION-DISSEMINATION ISSUES, SEE THE MONITORS PROPAGANDA/PR PAGE.
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