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Majority of Time Spent Watching Digital Video is With Long-Form Content, Regardless of Device

June 28, 2017

It used to be that most time spent with smartphone video was reserved for "snackable" content, but the increase in premium content available to viewers has resulted in a "democratization" of screen size, according to Ooyala [download page]. In its latest quarterly report covering Q1 2017, the company reveals that long-form content (20+ minutes) now comprises the majority of time spent with digital video on each screen. Read more »

Radio’s Weekly Audience is Large… And Growing

June 27, 2017

Radio has remained largely immune to the disruption wrought by the internet on other traditional media types: recent estimates suggest that radio listening time has remained steady over the past 5 years, while AM/FM listeners themselves say they're tuning in more. New data from Nielsen [download page] shows that radio's audience is large, diverse, and growing. Read more »

Half of Americans Now Use Social Media As A News Source; Messaging Apps Becoming More Popular

June 23, 2017

The most rapidly growing news source for Americans is social media, according to the latest annual Reuters Institute's Digital News Report. In fact, this year for the first time a majority (51%) of Americans surveyed reported using social media as a source of news during the prior week. Read more »

Global Newspaper Circulation and Advertising Trends in 2016

June 19, 2017

Globally, newspaper revenues declined by 2% year-over-year in 2016, as increases in circulation sales failed to match declines in ad spending, according to top-line data released as part of the WAN-IFRA's annual World Press Trends survey. The study estimates that 56% of newspaper revenues were derived from print and digital circulation sales last year. Read more »

Cord-Cutters Watch More OTT, But On the Whole Are Fairly Light TV Content Viewers

June 19, 2017

Households that previously subscribed to pay-TV but no longer do so (cord-cutters) spend 2.5 hours per day watching over-the-top (OTT) content such as Netflix and Hulu, reports comScore after analyzing the behaviors of such homes during the month of March. The firm notes that the 79-hour monthly average is well above that of the average OTT viewing home (49 hours per month), but is just a fraction of the 225 hours of linear TV watched by the average home. Read more »

1 in 10 Consumers Using Voice Search to Find Something to Watch on TV

June 19, 2017

Voice-enabled assistants are becoming more popular, and are beginning to be used for digital commerce. But what about voice and TV? A new report from TiVo [download page] examines the use of voice search to discover content, finding that 1 in 10 respondents are currently using their voice to find something to watch. Read more »

Alert: US Broadband Market Matches Pay-TV Market in Size

June 14, 2017

It's well known that in recent years the pay-TV market has been shrinking, even if sometimes the rate of cord-cutting has been overblown. At the same time, many of the companies that offer pay-TV services have been adding broadband subscribers. And for the first time, in Q1, the number of broadband subscribers matched (if not exceeded) the number of pay-TV subscribers, per our review of Leichtman Research Group (LRG) data. Read more »

Netflix Now Has More Paying Subscribers in the US Than All The Top Cable TV Companies, Combined

June 12, 2017

A couple of months ago we reported on the diverging successes of Netflix and cable TV companies, noting that the former boasted almost as many paying subscribers as the latter. Well, as of Q1 2017, Netflix has overtaken cable TV companies in subscriber volume, per our review of Netflix's latest earning statement [pdf] and figures released by the Leichtman Research Group. Read more »

Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – May 2017

June 7, 2017

This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: population shares, by age bracket; media consumption trends; media advertising heavyweights; most tolerated ad types; brand behavior on social media; email innovation efforts & KPIs; B2B digital priorities; inbound marketing challenges; and programmatic's "tech tax." Read more »

The TV Remains the Dominant Screen for Video Viewing

June 1, 2017

Mobile video may be growing in popularity, but TV continues to be the top dog for video consumption. To wit, during the fourth quarter of 2016, American adults spent more than 90% of their video viewing time watching content on a TV screen, according to Nielsen. The vast majority of that time, in turn, was spent with linear TV. Read more »