The news last week about the acquisition of Rentrak by comScore has been hailed by some as the emergence of a new competitor to Nielsen in the TV ratings space. For Bill Wise, CEO of TV media buying platform Mediacean, competition is a good thing, and while the newly combined forces will keep Nielsen “honest,” it wont’ replace it.

We spoke with him about the news along with the value of data and analytics around TV planning.

Also last week, we spoke with Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman of GroupM who was bullish about the comScore + Rentrak combination. You can find that video here.