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?



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



TV JUST ISN’T ‘TELLY’ ANY MORE… SO WHAT DO WE CALL IT NOW?

29. 1. 2024 Whatever we call it, TV can still bring people together and build brands in the long term, but it must shout about it more loudly. Amid all the positivity around marketing “confidence” appearing to improve heading into this year, TV is set to have another very tough year. Media-buying agency bosses I’ve spoken to in… Continue reading TV JUST ISN’T ‘TELLY’ ANY MORE… SO WHAT DO WE CALL IT NOW?



SURVEY USA: MAJORITY OF VIEWERS WOULD SWITCH TO AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING TO SAVE $5 A MONTH

5. 1. 2024 More consumers who were previously intolerant toward ads are coming around to ad-supported services to save money. According to the “TV reklama: Fact vs. Fiction” study , this percentage is “significantly higher”. This softening of ad aversion is a trend that will continue to grow, as the Hub reports that over the past year, more… Continue reading SURVEY USA: MAJORITY OF VIEWERS WOULD SWITCH TO AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING TO SAVE $5 A MONTH



MILLENNIALS ARE THE KEY AUDIENCE FOR AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING, SAMBA TV SAYS

20. 12. 2023 About 68% of millennials surveyed by the analytics firm said they have an ad-supported streaming subscription – more than any other generation. As streamers like Netflix and Disney look to scale their ad-supported tiers, a new survey from Samba TV and Harris X reveals that millennials are more open to using the AVOD offerings than… Continue reading MILLENNIALS ARE THE KEY AUDIENCE FOR AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING, SAMBA TV SAYS



LESS CHOICE AND MORE ADS: WHY TRADITIONAL TV IS MAKING A COMEBACK

1. 8. 2023 When streaming landed on our screens, it was hailed as television’s promised land. It offered content at our beck and call, drawn from libraries as deep as the internet itself. But as balance sheet economics has caught up to the multi-billion dollar spending sprees, content is vanishing and streaming itself is evolving. Among the dozens… Continue reading LESS CHOICE AND MORE ADS: WHY TRADITIONAL TV IS MAKING A COMEBACK



AI AND THE AVOD VIEWING EXPERIENCE

25. 7. 2023 As AVOD models gain traction, the combination of automation and human intuition will ultimately help deliver the right balance for both viewers and advertisers In the ever-evolving landscape of content streaming, VOD providers need to innovate to survive. But this doesn’t just apply to entertaining audiences with a media portfolio of original production, nostalgic archive… Continue reading AI AND THE AVOD VIEWING EXPERIENCE



CME IS PREPARING ITS OWN FAST TV CHANNEL, FOR EXAMPLE WITH ROMANTIC SHOWS

24. 7. 2023 Voyo subscribers spend two hours a day watching content, and the service has over 700,000 users in all markets. PPF Financial Group said in its annual report. “If you look at the TV business a decade ago, its technological expertise was close to zero. Today, TV is a digital business, and this is reflected in… Continue reading CME IS PREPARING ITS OWN FAST TV CHANNEL, FOR EXAMPLE WITH ROMANTIC SHOWS



HOT TAKES: HOW WILL AI AFFECT THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY?

20. 6. 2023 ChatGPT and its cousins took the world by storm this year, introducing the world to the wonders of generative AI and large language models. It’s been quite a wild few months too, as people, having become familiar with the technology and what it can do, are speculating on all of the ways it will reshape… Continue reading HOT TAKES: HOW WILL AI AFFECT THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY?



TV NOVA TO UPGRADE AVOD SERVICE

14. 6. 2023 The Czech national commercial broadcaster TV Nova is working on a new version of its AVOD service nova.cz that will be delivered via HbbTV. Speaking exclusively to Broadband TV News, TV Nova’s CEO Daniel Grunt added that addressable TV is also in its mid-term plans and that by the end of 2024 it will have… Continue reading TV NOVA TO UPGRADE AVOD SERVICE



NEXTV SERIES EUROPE CONFERENCE: NETFLIX AND YOUTUBE’S MARKET SHARES ARE DECLINING DUE TO NEW OTT SERVICES IN EUROPE

4. 6. 2023 In mid-May, a series of international conferences Nextv Ad Europe and Nextv Series Europe were held in Prague, organized by Dataxis, with the Association of Commercial Televisions (AKTV) as a partner. The first day of the Nextv Ad Europe event focused on the latest developments in TV advertising, while the second and third days of… Continue reading NEXTV SERIES EUROPE CONFERENCE: NETFLIX AND YOUTUBE’S MARKET SHARES ARE DECLINING DUE TO NEW OTT SERVICES IN EUROPE



MORE THAN HALF OF CZECHS SHARE THEIR STREAMING PASSWORDS

7. 5. 2023 More than half of Czechs share their passwords to streaming services with others. Domestic users also hear a lot about marketing services, Axocom research shows. The number of viewers watching streaming services in the country is growing steadily year on year. This is helped by the expanding range and competition in the market, as well… Continue reading MORE THAN HALF OF CZECHS SHARE THEIR STREAMING PASSWORDS



THE FUTURE OF STREAMING IS ADS

2. 5. 2023 Call it FAST, call it AVOD, call it whatever you want. Free ad-supported streaming is having a moment, and it’s only going to get bigger from here. The big-name streaming services had a really good run. The likes of Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, and all the other Pluses have spent… Continue reading THE FUTURE OF STREAMING IS ADS



NEARLY NINE IN TEN U.S. INTERNET HOMES HAVE A STREAMING VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION

3. 4. 2023 Two in five share passwords for services, up from 27% in 2019, according to Parks Associates. New survey data from Parks Associates shows that subscription video services are nearly ubiquitous in U.S. homes, with 87% of US internet households having at least one OTT subscription service, and that password sharing is also widespread, with 40%… Continue reading NEARLY NINE IN TEN U.S. INTERNET HOMES HAVE A STREAMING VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION



DATAXIS: WESTERN EUROPEAN PAY-TV NOW PRIMARILY OTT

21. 3. 2023 Highlighting the continuous progression of over-the-top (OTT) services and its adoption by telcos, at the end of the third quarter 2022, OTT pay-TV and IPTV offers had crossed the 50% penetration mark of pay-TV subscriptions  in Western Europe says Dataxis research. Furthermore, the study found that direct-to-consumer OTT now accounts for close to 60% of… Continue reading DATAXIS: WESTERN EUROPEAN PAY-TV NOW PRIMARILY OTT



HOT TAKES: WHY IS AD-SUPPORTED TV HOT AGAIN?

15. 2. 2023 Remember when the conventional wisdom was that the future of television was ad-free, that subscription alone would suffice and that The People just wanted to binge. That was so 2021. The last two years have seen a rapid rise in ad-supported TV. Everything from the FASTs to ad-supported versions of all nine major SVOD services. Consumers… Continue reading HOT TAKES: WHY IS AD-SUPPORTED TV HOT AGAIN?



TRENDS 2023: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SHORT VIDEOS AND AVOD

3. 1. 2023 This year’s trends will ride the wave of artificial intelligence, metaverse, short video format, live audio and AVOD. With the new year comes an outlook on trends that will impact marketing activities. Marketers must account for the greater involvement of artificial intelligence, the growing popularity of virtual reality and short video formats, consumers’ increasingly high… Continue reading TRENDS 2023: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SHORT VIDEOS AND AVOD



67% OF CONSUMERS PREFER AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING OPTIONS TO AD-FREE ONES?

8. 11. 2022 While subscription video on demand (SVOD) has become a streaming mainstay, ad-supported video (AVOD) is the hot new trend. But challenges abound in the rapidly evolving streaming landscape, with disjointed, uncurated and impersonal ad experiences. The question is: What’s holding up AVOD progress and why is the consumer experience still overlooked? This new study from… Continue reading 67% OF CONSUMERS PREFER AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING OPTIONS TO AD-FREE ONES?