Glossary

From A for AGF Videoforschung to Z for zapping, the most important technical terms in video research are explained here.

External specification

External specifications are external specifications for the structural composition of the AGF panel. They are relevant for the structure, control and weighting of the data.
Until 2020, the AGF participated in parts of ma Radio with a TV question set. Up to and including 31 December 2021, "ma TV" (in addition to further specifications from the microcensus and results from the platform study) forms the external specification for the AGF panel.

Since 2020, the AGF has been conducting the "Potential Study" together with agof under the umbrella of agma. At the same time, the AGF conducts the platform study, in which interviewers survey and test TV specifics (including platform access) in households. After a joint weighting on the microcensus, both studies form the AGF Video Potentials, which will provide the relevant potentials for moving images and internet use in Germany from 01/01/2022 onwards.
The specifications for the relevant structural information for TV reception and socio-demographics are taken from the AGF Video Potentials. For children aged 3-13, who are not surveyed in the Potential Study and Platform Study, the structural information comes from the respective current microcensus.

The specifications for the distribution of Sky subscriptions, in turn, are provided from a Deloitte audit." The following characteristics are important for controlling the panel structures:

  • Territories: States of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Socio-demographic information: age and education of the MIE (Main Income Earner), household size, children in the household
  • Reception levelsIPTVsatellitecable, terrestrial
  • Reception situation: platform access

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