A subsidiary of the state all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) — “VCIOM-media completed the purchase of 80% of the company TNS Russia, told TASS high-ranking source in VTsIOM.
“The deal is almost closed”, — said the source TASS.
Previously, “Vedomosti”, it became known about the involvement of “VCIOM-media loan in the amount of RUB 1.4 billion Source of “Vedomosti” familiar with the negotiations confirmed that the loan amount is close to how much the company has agreed to pay for TNS. “Polls-media” plans to get a loan for a period of seven years under the key rate to 10.5% plus one percent per annum. To repay the loan, the company is required in 2018.
This figure is almost correct, with a little refinement in the details,” said the source TASS.
In September 2017 should enter into force amendments to the law, according to which companies that measure television audience, we will restrict to 20% the share of foreign ownership. Also such companies will have to pass the state accreditation.