Fill-in the basic user details and select the Nielsen Service that you subscribe to.
Submit the details to view the License Agreement for downloading the SDK.
The details are submitted to Nielsen Technical Account Manager (Nielsen TAM)
Read through the terms of agreement. Click I ACCEPT THE TERMS OF AGREEMENT button to accept the terms.
The subsequent page will provide the links to download the SDK and the time-stamped copy of the license agreement (in PDF).
Download the required SDK (iOS / Android / Browser) and Release Notes.
Based on the details received from the client, Nielsen TAM performs the following checks and assigns two appids (for Test & Production) and two sfcodes (for Test & Production) to the client.
Whether all third-party vendors (transcoding, encoding, etc.) listed are certified by Nielsen (if applicable)
Whether the CMS variable mapping for data is correct / valid
Step 3: Integration
Develop the player application and integrate the SDK. Set the appid, the application name (appname), and assign a software version (appversion) to the application.
Use the test appid during development, test, and certification.
Implementation Engineer (from Nielsen) will provide support for any queries, troubleshooting etc. related to SDK.
Once the player application is developed with the SDK integrated, complete the Pre-Certification Checklist provided by Nielsen TAM and submit along with the application for certification.
Step 4: Certification
The certification process takes up to three weeks to complete.
Implementation Engineer performs sanity testing before submitting the application to Nielsen QA team.
Nielsen QA team will perform the required testing.
Upon QA sign-off, the player application will be certified.
Step 5: Go Live
Upon certification, replace the test appid and sfcode used in the player application with the corresponding production appid and sfcode.
Submit the production-ready application to Nielsen TAM for data validation.
Upon successful data validation from Nielsen TAM, submit the production-ready application for distribution.
For more information, refer to the respective Developer Guide pages – iOS, Android or Browser.
Data Elements Checklist
Nielsen Technical Account Manager
provides two appids per application – Test appid
(pre-certification use) and Production
Use Production appid
only when the app has completed certification process with
Nielsen and is ready to submit to App Store.
Name of your application.
sfcode will be provided by Nielsen
and specifies which Nielsen collection facility the app should
connect to. Connect to a development server during development
and switch to production server once app has been certified
If the app is supplying the Nielsen designated market area code (dma), consult Nielsen Technical Account Manager before doing the same.
If the app is supplying the country code (ccode), consult Nielsen Technical Account Manager before doing the same.
Discuss about the unique CMS metadata details with Nielsen Technical Account Manager prior to launch.