MANY OF MY FRIENDS DON’T OWN TVS, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE SOON

16. 6. 2024 Gen Z wants TVs to function more like their phones. How can TV makers innovate to compete for young consumers’ attention? I recently joined CNET covering TVs (hello!) and started by asking some friends a basic question: What do you look for in a TV? But I quickly realized I should’ve been asking a different… Continue reading MANY OF MY FRIENDS DON’T OWN TVS, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE SOON



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?



WHAT’S 1 THING PSBS COULD DO RIGHT NOW TO WIN BACK YOUNGER VIEWERS?

25. 5. 2024 How public-service broadcasters (PSBs) can better appeal to the notoriously hard-to-reach younger demographics has been a hot topic for years, as they move away from linear TV. Recent investments into online offerings certainly suggests streaming is one route to achieve this goal. ITV, which released its results last week, said 2023 was the year of… Continue reading WHAT’S 1 THING PSBS COULD DO RIGHT NOW TO WIN BACK YOUNGER VIEWERS?



HOW GEN AI IS USING EMOTIONS TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE CTV AD EFFECTIVENESS

9. 5. 2024 Like consumers across the board, viewers of connected TV (CTV) increasingly expect deeper personalization in the ads they see. In fact, recent studies have found that audiences pay nearly four times more attention to CTV ads that are relevant to the content they’re watching. One way brands and publishers can achieve the customization viewers are… Continue reading HOW GEN AI IS USING EMOTIONS TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE CTV AD EFFECTIVENESS



HOW TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT AND DEEPEN CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS

7. 5. 2024 Good marketing is all about the consumer. If it isn’t geared toward real people, then, honestly, who is it for? Of course, while being consumer-obsessed may seem like common sense, truly understanding your consumer base — and how this audience(s) will change and evolve, is no easy feat. It requires dedication, constant research, and social… Continue reading HOW TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT AND DEEPEN CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS



YES, TV IS STILL THE PLACE TO BE FOR TODAY’S ADVERTISERS

6. 5. 2024 Here’s how to navigate the brave new world of streaming Linear television is still a dominant force in today’s media mix, however, audiences continue to flock to streaming for a seemingly endless amount of on-demand content. Although CTV is now taking home the largest slice of total TV usage, it doesn’t always provide advertisers with… Continue reading YES, TV IS STILL THE PLACE TO BE FOR TODAY’S ADVERTISERS



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HBBTV FOR EUROPEAN PAY-TV OPERATORS

28. 4. 2024 In the rapidly evolving landscape of television and digital entertainment, European broadcasters are more and more using Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) to stay relevant and competitive. In fact, almost all retail TVs sold in Europe are HbbTV capable, and broadcasters are leveraging this to deliver enhanced content and improved monetisation across their viewer-base. Nevertheless,… Continue reading THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HBBTV FOR EUROPEAN PAY-TV OPERATORS



HBBTV: BREATHING LIFE TO BROADCAST TV

1. 4. 2024 In today’s rapidly evolving world of television, viewers are no longer limited to passive consumption of content. They expect an interactive, personalized, and engaging experience that seamlessly blends traditional broadcast with the possibilities of the internet. This is where HbbTV, or “Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV”, comes into play. For broadcasters and operators, HbbTV gives a… Continue reading HBBTV: BREATHING LIFE TO BROADCAST TV



FAST CHANNELS: RAKUTEN TV HAS SPORTS, MOVIES AND MUSIC FOR FREE AND LEGALLY

21. 3. 2024 FAST channels are a phenomenon that has so far avoided the Czech Republic. The viewer only needs to press a button on the remote control to enter their world. Today’s televisions have allowed for many years the convenience of being connected to the Internet. The viewer does not need to install any additional equipment such… Continue reading FAST CHANNELS: RAKUTEN TV HAS SPORTS, MOVIES AND MUSIC FOR FREE AND LEGALLY



ADVERTISING’S AI REVOLUTION IS COMING – AND ITS ROLE IN MEDIA MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOU THINK

12. 3. 2024 It seems inevitable that artificial intelligence will transform advertising. But it’s not just going to be about chatbots writing taglines or algorithms tailoring creative on the fly. Instead, the biggest impact will be quieter, more fundamental, and far-reaching: a dramatic shift in the supply curve for quality reach, because, as most people in marketing focus… Continue reading ADVERTISING’S AI REVOLUTION IS COMING – AND ITS ROLE IN MEDIA MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOU THINK



U.S. TV HOUSEHOLD DATA REVEALS SHIFTING TRENDS IN HOW AUDIENCES ACCESS CONTENT

11. 3. 2024 With so much focus in the media industry on the changing TV landscape, it goes without saying that understanding audience behavior is critical. But advertisers, agencies and publishers need to know more than just what audiences are watching to best serve their clients. They need to understand as much about the audience as they can,… Continue reading U.S. TV HOUSEHOLD DATA REVEALS SHIFTING TRENDS IN HOW AUDIENCES ACCESS CONTENT



HOW BRANDS CAN EFFECTIVELY COMBINE RETAIL MEDIA AND CONNECTED TV IN 2024

5. 3. 2024 The convergence of commerce and TV is not merely a fleeting trend but presents a seismic shift in the ecosystem, writes LiveRamp’s Will Keggin. Retail media and connected TV (CTV) stand out as two of the fastest-growing mediums in the digital landscape in 2023, with no signs of stopping. They are both poised for significant… Continue reading HOW BRANDS CAN EFFECTIVELY COMBINE RETAIL MEDIA AND CONNECTED TV IN 2024



GENERAL AI WILL BE HERE IN FIVE YEARS, BELIEVES NVIDIA BOSS

4. 3. 2024 General artificial intelligence (AGI) could be here within five years. Jensen Huang, the head of US company Nvidia, said this at an economic forum held at Stanford University on Friday. He was responding to a question about how long it would take to create computers that think like humans, Reuters reported. Nvidia is the world’s… Continue reading GENERAL AI WILL BE HERE IN FIVE YEARS, BELIEVES NVIDIA BOSS



IT’S ALL TV: STOP SILO-ING IT BY DELIVERY METHOD

22. 2. 2024 Dave Morgan reflects on how we currently view the world of television and total video. Two important headlines from MediaPost this week: “Total TV Viewing Hits 4-Year High In January” and “Linear TV ‘Down, Streaming ‘Flat To Slightly Up’: Analyst.” Let’s look at them one at a time. The first story reported the latest Nielsen… Continue reading IT’S ALL TV: STOP SILO-ING IT BY DELIVERY METHOD



CHALLENGES FOR MEDIA PLANNING IN AN AI-DRIVEN WORLD

21. 2. 2024 Global advertising spend is predicted to top $1 trillion for the first time in 2024, but the adoption of artificial intelligence means there are concerns around media quality which affect all aspects of media planning and buying, says a new WARC report.  Why you should read the report  The Future of Media 2024 takes a look… Continue reading CHALLENGES FOR MEDIA PLANNING IN AN AI-DRIVEN WORLD



KANTAR: U.S. STREAMING MARKET NEARS SATURATION

17. 2. 2024 95% of U.S. homes had at least one VOD service in Dec. 2023, according to Kantar. The U.S. streaming industry has reached the point of near saturation, with 123 million U.S. homes (95% of all homes) having at least one streaming VOD service in December of 2023, according to Kantar. Kantar’s latest Entertainment on Demand… Continue reading KANTAR: U.S. STREAMING MARKET NEARS SATURATION



FORECAST: GLOBAL AD SPEND TO GROW FASTER IN 2024

16. 2. 2024 Insider Intelligence forecasts that worldwide spending in digital, traditional, and total media ad spending will all grow faster in 2024 than they did in 2023 (when growth amounted to 0.5 per cent YoY). “After two years of relative malaise, the outlook is very positive on a global scale and in every major region,” commented Insider… Continue reading FORECAST: GLOBAL AD SPEND TO GROW FASTER IN 2024



TV VIEWERS FAVOR SHOWS WITH DIVERSE CASTS AND AUTHENTIC STORYLINES

10. 2. 2024 The rapidly changing entertainment industry has had two work stoppages in three years — the pandemic and the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes — and continues to grapple with an “existential crisis” of inclusion that has been decades in the making. How will Hollywood adapt so that it can move forward? Now that the strikes are… Continue reading TV VIEWERS FAVOR SHOWS WITH DIVERSE CASTS AND AUTHENTIC STORYLINES