STUDY USA: IT’S NOT THE ADS, IT’S HOW THEY’RE DELIVERED, NEW FREEWHEEL STUDY FINDS

6. 7. 2024 A new study from FreeWheel, Comcast’s ad-tech unit, found that it’s not commercials that viewers dislike. Rather, it’s the way ads are handled that hurts their experience. Latency, unnatural ad breaks and the appearance of ad slates tend to turn viewers off, the study found. Those problems tend to crop up on connected TV platforms when… Continue reading STUDY USA: IT’S NOT THE ADS, IT’S HOW THEY’RE DELIVERED, NEW FREEWHEEL STUDY FINDS



VINCENT GRIVET RE-ELECTED CHAIR OF HBBTV ASSOCIATION

3. 7. 2024 Vincent Grivet (representing Eutelsat) will remain Chairman of the HbbTV Association. The members of the industry association’s newly elected Steering Group (SG) re-elected Grivet for another two-year term at their meeting on 21 June 2024. Jon Piesing (TP Vision) was re-elected the HbbTV Association’s Vice-Chairman. Xavi Redon (Cellnex Telecom) will continue to serve as Treasurer.… Continue reading VINCENT GRIVET RE-ELECTED CHAIR OF HBBTV ASSOCIATION



FOOTBALL EURO IN ADVERTISING: ENGLAND IS BEST IN EUROPE AT LEAST SOMEWHERE

24. 6. 2024 The group stage of the European football championship is reaching its climax and just as the Czech team’s performance has not brought much joy so far, creativity is also lacking on the part of local brands. That’s also why it’s more interesting to look elsewhere in Europe to see what football campaigns have emerged.. Adidas… Continue reading FOOTBALL EURO IN ADVERTISING: ENGLAND IS BEST IN EUROPE AT LEAST SOMEWHERE



ALL ADS DON’T HAVE TO BE THE SAME, THAT’S THE CONCLUSION OF THE CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL

21. 6. 2024 The last day of the Festival of Creativity shone a light on the problems of the industry, how to fix them, but also on the success of Barbie. The last day of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity started on an optimistic note, giving the audience in the Lumière Hall a reminder of the phenomenally… Continue reading ALL ADS DON’T HAVE TO BE THE SAME, THAT’S THE CONCLUSION OF THE CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL



STUDY UK: TRUST IN ADVERTISING IS ON THE RISE

19. 6. 2024 For the first time in a decade, advertising is no longer the UK’s least trusted industry, as new research* from advertising industry think tank Credos shows it overtaking government and media. Dan Wilks, Director of Credos, outlines three reasons why trust is so important: “Firstly, when it comes to results, trust in brands and trust… Continue reading STUDY UK: TRUST IN ADVERTISING IS ON THE RISE



SURVEY USA AND EU: LIVE EVENT BROADCASTING IS PREFERRED CHOICE FOR 40% OF TV VIEWERS

18. 6. 2024 A new survey highlights the growing importance of live event programming, particularly sports, for the broadcast industry with the finding that live events are the preferred type of broadcast content for 40% of TV viewers around the world, proving more popular than any other type of programming.  The survey involved consumers in the U.S., U.K.,… Continue reading SURVEY USA AND EU: LIVE EVENT BROADCASTING IS PREFERRED CHOICE FOR 40% OF TV VIEWERS



MULTIPLATFORM TV & AUDIO COMPANIES UNITE AROUND FIVE PRIORITIES AS KEYS TO SUCCESS IN TOMORROW’S MEDIA LANDSCAPE

17. 6. 2024 New Industry Charter outlines the collective ambition and joint commitments of multiplatform TV & audio businesses worldwide. egta, the international trade body for multiplatform TV and audio businesses, proudly announces the launch of its Industry Charter, marking a significant milestone in its 50-year history. Unanimously adopted by over 180 companies across more than 40 markets,… Continue reading MULTIPLATFORM TV & AUDIO COMPANIES UNITE AROUND FIVE PRIORITIES AS KEYS TO SUCCESS IN TOMORROW’S MEDIA LANDSCAPE



FOCUS ON MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS DECLINES, ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY

17. 6. 2024 The recent “Language of Effectiveness 2024” survey by Marketing Week and Kantar reveals a significant change in companies’ focus on marketing effectiveness. The study, which surveyed more than 1,200 marketers, shows a significant decline in the prioritization of marketing effectiveness. Only 53.4 percent of respondents believe attention to effectiveness has increased over the past three… Continue reading FOCUS ON MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS DECLINES, ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY



ESSENTIAL VIEWING: IS CTV 2024’S MUST-HAVE FOR MEDIA PLANNERS?

13. 6. 2024 With ‘Future of TV’ being one of our key industry pillars in 2024, we explore why CTV is the hottest ticket for media planners this year. The TV landscape has evolved hugely over the past decade and there are no signs of a slow down. As consumers gradually leave behind linear TV and increasingly immerse… Continue reading ESSENTIAL VIEWING: IS CTV 2024’S MUST-HAVE FOR MEDIA PLANNERS?



APPLE IS THE FIRST BRAND WORTH OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS

12. 6. 2024 The Kantar BrandZ ranking of the world’s most valuable brands has been dominated for the third time by Apple, which has reached a historic milestone with a value of over a trillion dollars. It is followed by technology brands Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The importance of technology was shown in the newly released Kantar BrandZ… Continue reading APPLE IS THE FIRST BRAND WORTH OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS



STUDY USA: PARIS OLYMPICS TO JUMPSTART U.S. SVOD SUBSCRIPTIONS

10. 6. 2024 One-in-four American subscribers (29%) will sign up to a new streaming service to watch the Paris Summer Olympic Games this July. For those who already pay for at least one sports-themed streaming platform, the percentage jumps to 66%, according to new data from Bango, released in its new Going for Gold report. The research, based on data from 2,000… Continue reading STUDY USA: PARIS OLYMPICS TO JUMPSTART U.S. SVOD SUBSCRIPTIONS



LINEAR TV DRIVES HIGHER ENGAGEMENT FOR QSRS THAN STREAMING, STUDY FINDS

9. 6. 2024 Among quick-serve restaurant brands, consumer search engagement as a response to TV advertising is still higher when the ad runs on linear TV rather than on a streaming platform. Consumers were 5% more likely to engage with quick-serve restaurants’ (QSR) or fast-food advertising on linear TV than on streaming platforms, according to EDO Ad EnGage.… Continue reading LINEAR TV DRIVES HIGHER ENGAGEMENT FOR QSRS THAN STREAMING, STUDY FINDS



A QUARTER OF SCANDINAVIA COMMITS TV PIRACY

8. 6. 2024 Optimistic reports of ever-increasing numbers of new subscribers in the country are likely to be greatly distorted, believes Erika Luszicsa of Axocom. Television piracy does not avoid richer, or let’s say more developed, countries. Swedish company Mediavision has come up with a surprising survey. It brings rather unflattering data that a quarter of the respondents… Continue reading A QUARTER OF SCANDINAVIA COMMITS TV PIRACY



STUDY USA: MORE THAN HALF OF VIEWERS FRUSTRATED ABOUT FINDING CONTENT

7. 6. 2024 Survey of U.S., European viewers indicates only a quarter of respondents can access all of their content in one place. Just over half of U.S. viewers are frustrated over their ability to be able to find content to watch on TV according to Comcast. In its report titled, “Content Discovery in a Multiscreen TV World:… Continue reading STUDY USA: MORE THAN HALF OF VIEWERS FRUSTRATED ABOUT FINDING CONTENT



STUDY USA: FAST CHANNEL GROWTH ACCELERATES

6. 6. 2024 Fast channels continue to grow in numbers, viewing time and ad impressions YoY according to Amagi.  A new report on free, ad-supported streaming channels indicates that their growth continues to accelerate, with the number of channels hours views and ad impressions all growing faster in Q1 2024 than they did in Q1 2023 a year… Continue reading STUDY USA: FAST CHANNEL GROWTH ACCELERATES



HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024 CALL FOR SPEAKERS

4. 6. 2024 The 12th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on 14-15 November 2024 in London, UK will provide a unique platform to present and discuss the latest developments in the connected TV industry. The HbbTV Association, which co-hosts the event with Everyone TV (BBC/ITV/Channel 4/Channel 5), is inviting industry executives and experts to address the top-level audience as… Continue reading HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024 CALL FOR SPEAKERS



LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY SUPPORTS BRANDS THAT SUPPORT THEM

2. 6. 2024 The LGBTQIA+ community is under legislative pressure across the US. A Horowitz study shows why brands should support them. Horowitz Research has released pretty strong consumer information showing that brands that support the LGBTQIA+ community do see a solid payoff. When brands include transgender or nonbinary people in their ads, 42% of adults aged 18 to… Continue reading LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY SUPPORTS BRANDS THAT SUPPORT THEM



STUDY AUSTRALIA: THINK TWICE BEFORE ABANDONING LINEAR TV: THREE-YEAR STUDY SHOWS ADVERTISERS SWAPPING OUT FOR VIDEO GO BACKWARDS

26. 5. 2024 An analysis of more than 500 Australian brands spanning three years found that most advertisers who jumped ship to VOD lost market share. What does this mean for advertisers as linear TV audiences decline? Especially those that have almost entirely swapped linear for VOD over the last year thinking it will do the job. Risky… Continue reading STUDY AUSTRALIA: THINK TWICE BEFORE ABANDONING LINEAR TV: THREE-YEAR STUDY SHOWS ADVERTISERS SWAPPING OUT FOR VIDEO GO BACKWARDS