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Friday 11 January, 2008

Taylor Nelson Sofres

MediaMarket Acquisition

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
11 January 2008

                                                                 11 January 2008

            TNS Media Intelligence confirms its leading position in
               European News Monitoring by acquiring MediaMarket
                           in the Republic of Ireland

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market information and
insight, has acquired MediaWatch Limited (MediaMarket), Ireland's premier media
intelligence provider, boosting TNS Media Intelligence's offering and market
share in Western Europe.

Established in 2002, MediaMarket is based in Dublin. The company provides
comprehensive media monitoring, measurement and analysis services to Ireland's
leading businesses and organisations. MediaMarket has developed a fully
digitalised production system and delivery platform, unique in its market, which
provides clients with an accurate and timely delivery of media coverage in
digital format.

MediaMarket has a well diversified base of blue chip corporate clients and PR
agencies, including Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Vodafone, BT and Diageo.
Following the acquisition, Managing Director, Michael Farrelly remains with the
company in that role. Gross assets at 31 December 2007 were €6.6 million.

David Lowden, TNS Chief Executive, said, "MediaMarket is an excellent company
with an outstanding position in the Irish market. Having access to TNS'
international network and expertise will enable the company to offer new and
added-value solutions to its clients. Through this acquisition, TNS Media
Intelligence reinforces its strong position in Europe, where it has established
news monitoring operations in five major markets: France, Germany, Russia, Spain
and the United Kingdom."

For further information, please contact:

Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0)20 8967 1584
Pamela Small, Brunswick                 +44 (0)20 7404 5959

About TNS:

TNS is a global market insight and information group.

Our strategic goal is to be recognised as the global leader in delivering
value-added information and insights that help our clients to make more
effective decisions.

As industry thought leaders, our people deliver innovative thinking and
excellent service to global organisations and local clients worldwide. We work
in partnership with our clients, meeting their needs for high-quality
information, analysis and foresight across our network of over 70 countries.

We are the world's foremost provider of custom research and analysis, combining
in-depth industry sector understanding with world-class expertise in the areas
of new product development, segmentation and positioning research, brand and
advertising research and stakeholder management. We are a major supplier of
consumer panel, media intelligence and internet, TV and radio audience
measurement services.

TNS is the sixth sense of business.

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