AMID STREAMING BOOM, SOME COMPANIES LOVE LINEAR TV

18. 5. 2022 Betting that they can’t compete with Netflix and hoping a diversified approach is more lucrative, A+E, Fox Corp. and AMC Networks are leaning into the cable bundle (and ad-supported streaming). When the upfronts return to New York City in mid-May after a two-year pandemic hiatus, broadcast TV is expected to play second fiddle. Though ABC, NBC and… Continue reading AMID STREAMING BOOM, SOME COMPANIES LOVE LINEAR TV



A BRIGHT FUTURE AWAITS TV ADVERTISERS THAT PUT CONSUMERS FIRST

18. 5. 2022 Those who listen and reframe challenges as opportunities will come out on top The television industry has entered the golden age of everything. Audiences, advertisers and storytellers alike have ample reason to be optimistic. Yet, as an industry, there’s often bickering about the hurdles of what’s holding us back rather than what lies ahead. Instead,… Continue reading A BRIGHT FUTURE AWAITS TV ADVERTISERS THAT PUT CONSUMERS FIRST



WHY MARKETERS ARE RETURNING TO TRADITIONAL ADVERTISING

14. 5. 2022 Pundits have long predicted the demise of traditional advertising. However, it is alive and well and headed for growth for the first time in a decade. The authors explain seven factors driving this trend, including the ability of traditional ads to break through digital clutter, the decline in third-party cookies, and more. Digital marketing technologies and… Continue reading WHY MARKETERS ARE RETURNING TO TRADITIONAL ADVERTISING



HOW TO RESOLVE THE ATTENTION PARADOX

13. 5. 2022 Can attention be both the “North Star to effectiveness” but also “really not how advertising works”? In January Mike Follett of Lumen Research declared 2022 to be the Year of Attention, here in The Media Leader, which was no surprise. Media owners are investing in research and clients are asking lots of questions about it.… Continue reading HOW TO RESOLVE THE ATTENTION PARADOX



MEDIA FREEDOM DAY & MEDIA FREEDOM ACT: WHAT FREEDOM LOOKS LIKE TO EUROPE’S MEDIA

3. 5. 2022 Today, broadcasters and streaming services around Europe celebrate Media Freedom Day[1]. As the European Commission drafts the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), ACT, ABBRO, ACCeS, AKTV, ARCA, CRTV, UTECA and VÖP recall common principles to safeguard media pluralism, independence and sustainability. Any new regulations impacting audio-visual media should be assessed in light of general principles,… Continue reading MEDIA FREEDOM DAY & MEDIA FREEDOM ACT: WHAT FREEDOM LOOKS LIKE TO EUROPE’S MEDIA



CNN PRIMA NEWS SHARE EXCEEDS 1.5% AFTER TWO YEARS

3. 5. 2022 after two years of broadcasting, the average rating of CNN Prima News is 1.58% in the 15-69 audience group. After two years of broadcasting, the average audience share of CNN Prima News is 1.58% in the 15-69 audience group (full day, source: ATO-Nielsen Admosphere). This is this year’s average share, i.e. for the period January… Continue reading CNN PRIMA NEWS SHARE EXCEEDS 1.5% AFTER TWO YEARS



NEW FAMILY VIEWING DYNAMICS GIVE RISE TO A MODERN-DAY HEIRLOOM

29. 4. 2022 In a world rapidly filling with NFTs, crypto and metaverse musings, high-value possessions are not always tangible. Instead, digital attachments are just as sentimental as physical ones.  This love for all things virtual is giving rise to a new kind of family heirloom, one that is fluid, ever-lasting and crosses multiple generations — the entertainment… Continue reading NEW FAMILY VIEWING DYNAMICS GIVE RISE TO A MODERN-DAY HEIRLOOM



MEDIA CLUB HAS A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY: THE MODERN LOGO DESIGN REFLECTS THE MULTIMEDIA ATTRIBUTES OF THE PRIMA GROUP

27. 4. 2022 Media Club has a new corporate identity. Modern logo design reflects the multimedia attributes of the Prima Group. After nine years, the media agency Media Club is changing its logo and its graphic design. The new symbol, the used colour palette and the added Prima logo synergistically reflect the key attributes of the Prima Group. Behind… Continue reading MEDIA CLUB HAS A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY: THE MODERN LOGO DESIGN REFLECTS THE MULTIMEDIA ATTRIBUTES OF THE PRIMA GROUP



PRIMA LAUNCHES #DON’TSWITCH CAMPAIGN TO LIMIT AD REWINDS

27. 4. 2022 Prima has revealed the shape of the campaign it will launch on TV from Sunday 2 May to limit rewind advertising. The Prima Group is launching the #Don’tRewind (Nepřetáčej) communications campaign from May, explaining to viewers that ad revenue is vital to Prima as a commercial broadcaster. The campaign follows the widespread introduction of restrictions… Continue reading PRIMA LAUNCHES #DON’TSWITCH CAMPAIGN TO LIMIT AD REWINDS



NOVA PREPARING A DAILY SOAP ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE FOR VOYO

26. 4. 2022 Nova TV is filming a daily soap opera for its Voyo video portal about a group of young people living in a large apartment in Prague. It is based on the German format Berlin – Tag & Nacht that has been produced by RTL since 2011.  “The daily series will provide a realistic view of a group… Continue reading NOVA PREPARING A DAILY SOAP ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE FOR VOYO



HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2022 CALLS FOR SPONSORS

26. 4. 2022 The 10th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on November 9-10, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic, will provide a unique platform to target top-level executives of the global connected TV industry with commercial and promotional activities. The HbbTV Association, which co-hosts the in-person event with the Czech Association of Commercial Television (AKTV), has compiled several attractive sponsorship… Continue reading HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2022 CALLS FOR SPONSORS



EGRP CAMPAIGNS HELP INCREASING AFFINITY AND REACH

26. 4. 2022 eGRP campaigns bring greater reach and improved affinity, especially to clients willing to address a younger target group, describes Petr Hatlapatka from Media Club. At the beginning of 2022, the media agency Media Club included a portion of online video space (digital eGRPs) in TV packages, expecting maximisation of reach and improved affinity of campaigns in a selected target… Continue reading EGRP CAMPAIGNS HELP INCREASING AFFINITY AND REACH



HOW TODAY’S TV DRIVES BRANDS?

26. 4. 2022 Do you know how today’s TV drives brands? Egta and The Global TV Group asked 23 CEOs, Director-Generals and Presidents of TV companies and ad sales companies to share their views on the many facets of today’s TV. Some aspects are widely recognised, others are yet to be discovered. These key insights are now freely… Continue reading HOW TODAY’S TV DRIVES BRANDS?



RESEARCH: CZECHS CONSIDER MEDIA INDEPENDENCE IMPORTANT

26. 4. 2022 Research in the Visegrad Four countries found that the public supports EU measures on media freedom. The first comprehensive survey of public attitudes towards media freedom in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia shows that 52% of people are concerned about the state of media freedom in their country. 71% of respondents support stronger… Continue reading RESEARCH: CZECHS CONSIDER MEDIA INDEPENDENCE IMPORTANT



CZECH TV GRP VOLUME ALMOST UNCHANGED

25. 4. 2022 For the first quarter of this year, the volume of TV advertising GRPs was almost unchanged compared to the same period last year. The total volume of TV advertising GRPs delivered during the first quarter of this year remained almost at the same level as in the comparable period last year. It was down 0.5%… Continue reading CZECH TV GRP VOLUME ALMOST UNCHANGED



CZECH POPULATION ONLINE 2022: ONE FIFTH OF CZECHS PAY FOR WATCHING TV AND MOVIES

25. 4. 2022 The professional Association for Internet Development releases updated data on the behaviour of the Czech internet population Czechs Online 2022. One fifth of internet users (20 %) pay to watch videos, TV series and movies on the Czech internet. 6 % pay for news and access to electronic versions of newspapers and magazines and 10… Continue reading CZECH POPULATION ONLINE 2022: ONE FIFTH OF CZECHS PAY FOR WATCHING TV AND MOVIES



HOW STRATEGISTS SHOULD DEPLOY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

21. 4. 2022 Stategists may be known for their intellectual chops but the very best use empathy in several different ways in order to build deeper, better communications, writes We Are Social CSO Harvey Cossell. For time immemorial strategists have been seen as the smart ones, the bright ones, the intelligent ones. And as I heard in one… Continue reading HOW STRATEGISTS SHOULD DEPLOY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE



ADVERTISING INVESTMENTS IN MEDIA GREW IN THE FIRST QUARTER

21. 4. 2022 Most media types posted double-digit increases in the first quarter, according to Nielsen Admosphere monitoring. The volume of monitored investments in Czech media in the first three months of this year exceeded CZK 21 billion, which is 12 % up  year-on-year. The majority of media types posted double-digit increases in the first quarter, Nielsen Admosphere… Continue reading ADVERTISING INVESTMENTS IN MEDIA GREW IN THE FIRST QUARTER



UNIFORM MEASUREMENT FOR TV AND ONLINE VIDEO ADCROSS TO EXPAND

13. 4. 2022 Media Club and Nielsen Admosphere are working on the further development of cross-platform TV and video advertising measurement AdCross. The media agency Media Club together with the measurement agency Nielsen Admopshere presented measurement for TV and online advertising (including HbbTV) and trailers AdCross. It has been available to media agencies since the start of this… Continue reading UNIFORM MEASUREMENT FOR TV AND ONLINE VIDEO ADCROSS TO EXPAND



TRENDS: LINEAR TV WILL DECLINE, VIDEO ON DEMAND WILL GROW

13. 4. 2022 Although linear TV has still been a powerful source of video content viewing, online video on demand viewing is expected to grow further in the coming years. Prima TV Group expects that the reach of linear TV in the Czech population will decline while online video consumption will grow. Prima’s CCO Vladimír Pořízek said that… Continue reading TRENDS: LINEAR TV WILL DECLINE, VIDEO ON DEMAND WILL GROW



CRITICS OF CNN PRIMA NEWS SHOULD STEP OUT OF THEIR SOCIAL BUBBLE FROM TIME TO TIME, SAYS THE GROUP’S CEO MAREK SINGER

12. 4. 2022 Marek Singer has been the head of FTV Prima group since 2008. But only after fourteen long years can he be happy that Prima’s channels are catching up with their biggest competitor – the Nova group – in terms of viewership. In certain viewer target groups, they even surpassed Nova in March.  “What seemed impossible… Continue reading CRITICS OF CNN PRIMA NEWS SHOULD STEP OUT OF THEIR SOCIAL BUBBLE FROM TIME TO TIME, SAYS THE GROUP’S CEO MAREK SINGER



IN DEFENCE OF BRAND STORYTELLING

11. 4. 2022 Storytelling increasingly feels like a dirty word in marketing circles, connoting a flippant, regressive or trivial approach to the business of selling things. But marketers abandon it at their peril. In Steven Pinker’s latest book Rationality, the Harvard psychologist asserts that ‘rationality ought to be the lodestar for everything we think and do’ and holds… Continue reading IN DEFENCE OF BRAND STORYTELLING



TV ADVERTISING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: STILL AN EFFECTIVE MEDIUM THAT IS OPEN TO NEW INFLUENCES

9. 4. 2022 In 1990s, TV advertising had to deal with the arrival of new video formats. It is no coincidence that new ads began to appear at the same time, building primarily on the growing popularity of digital technology. Unsurprisingly, they were dominated by the internet that was increasingly popular among users. Although the position of the… Continue reading TV ADVERTISING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: STILL AN EFFECTIVE MEDIUM THAT IS OPEN TO NEW INFLUENCES



ADS MOST POWERFUL WITH EXISTING CUSTOMERS

8. 4. 2022 ATTITUDES TO ADVERTISING CONSUMER SENTIMENT NORTH AMERICA (GENERAL REGION) Sixty-one percent of North American shoppers are more likely to continue purchasing a brand they already use in response to ads, versus just 7% who prefer to acquire a new brand or ones they are yet to try after being exposed to these messages. That was… Continue reading ADS MOST POWERFUL WITH EXISTING CUSTOMERS



USA STUDY: SMART TV OWNERSHIP RISES TO 76% OF TV HOUSEHOLDS

7. 4. 2022 Rapid growth in ownership means that the majority of TV sets (57%) are now smart sets according to new data from Hub Entertainment Research. BOSTON, Mass. —Smart TV ownership, which has played a central role in the growth of streaming media, continues to rise dramatically, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s fourth annual “Connected Home” study. The… Continue reading USA STUDY: SMART TV OWNERSHIP RISES TO 76% OF TV HOUSEHOLDS



AKA: COMMUNICATION INVESTMENTS TO SEE A DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH THIS YEAR

7. 4. 2022 The Association of Communication Agencies (AKA) expects marketing communication investments to grow by 12% this year. The investment dynamics is going to accelerate compared to previous years. Despite the ongoing presence of Covid-19, the advertising market in the Czech Republic was doing relatively well in 2021. According to data from the Activation Research, which was… Continue reading AKA: COMMUNICATION INVESTMENTS TO SEE A DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH THIS YEAR



OLDER, WEALTHIER VIEWERS VALUE TV NEWS AND SPORTS MORE, LRG SAYS

6. 4. 2022 Live programming will continue to keep pay-TV relevant, researcher says. Despite the increase in cordcutting, drawing viewers away from pay-TV, interest in live news and sports—a staple of traditional linear TV—remains high among older, wealthier viewers, according to a recent study from Leichtman Research Group. When asked the importance of various programming genres, overall, 49% of… Continue reading OLDER, WEALTHIER VIEWERS VALUE TV NEWS AND SPORTS MORE, LRG SAYS



WOLT TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST TV CAMPAIGN

5. 4. 2022 Wolt, the courier service delivering food, launches a campaign “The Joy of Food Delivered” (“Radost z jídla doručena”). Wolt, the Finnish online courier service for the delivery of food and retail goods, has been operating on the Czech market since 2018. Now, it launches a new campaign entitled The Joy of Food Delivered. For the first time, the… Continue reading WOLT TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST TV CAMPAIGN



WHAT IS TV AND DOES THAT MATTER?

5. 4. 2022 No one normal worries about the definition of TV because they have lives to lead, energy bills to weep over, and hot takes on Will Smith to have. But there is one group who should care about what it means, argues Matt Hill. Apple TV won best picture at the Oscars. You can watch YouTube… Continue reading WHAT IS TV AND DOES THAT MATTER?



HOW TO GET LUCKY

5. 4. 2022 What bearing does luck have on advertising, asks Faris Yakob, who finds in a recent book – ‘Go Luck Yourself’ by Andy Nairn – a form of resilience that looks for what is possible with a rigorous examination of the situation. Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, brands? One of the systemic problems with… Continue reading HOW TO GET LUCKY



GOLDBACH: 70% OF 16 TO 49-YEAR-OLDS IN DACH USE CONNECTED TV

4. 4. 2022 Connected TV has become an integral part of the living room in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Above all, the younger target group of 16 to 49-year-olds use Connected TV at over 70%. The figures for households with children are strikingly high: Here, 77% of the people living in the household use an internet-connected TV… Continue reading GOLDBACH: 70% OF 16 TO 49-YEAR-OLDS IN DACH USE CONNECTED TV



DUŠAN ŠVALEK IS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF CME, MOTHER OF TV NOVA

4. 4. 2022 He is responsible for CME’s transformation strategy with a focus on building a business-to-consumer model. Dušan Švalek took up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at CME Media Services (CME), which includes the domestic commercial television group Nova, since 1st of April 2022. He is in charge of CME’s transformation strategy, focusing on building… Continue reading DUŠAN ŠVALEK IS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF CME, MOTHER OF TV NOVA