Never have viewers had so many options to connect to streaming content on their television set. Whether it be an enabled multimedia device, game console, or smart TV, nearly 70 million TV households in the U.S. have access to at least one.
With the transformation of the advertising industry, the balance has shifted. And as a result, it’s important for advertisers to understand how the different levers of advertising affect sales so they can make better, more informed decisions about how to plan their campaigns.
In 2017, digital media will be responsible for nearly half (49 percent) of UK adults’ daily time with major media, according to eMarketer, while time spent with traditional TV drops to less than a third of the total.
Despite online TV rapidly growing in popularity, there’s no doubting the importance of the traditional TV set to the media consumption habits of internet users – even among those who are paying for an online TV service.
Consumer video entertainment is about to evolve, once again. High dynamic range (HDR) features will infiltrate some full high-definition (HD) television sets and thereby help to boost the emerging 4K TV set (UltraHD) market momentum.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
Video entertainment has evolved. ABI Research evaluates expectations of the TV as a Service (TVaaS) business model, and finds that TVaaS revenues will grow from 10% in 2016 to 35% of video software revenues in 2021.
Source: ABI Research
In December 2016, according to comScore data, more than 49 million homes – 53 percent of U.S. Wi-Fi connected homes – accessed at least one OTT service. Moreover, these households were active in viewing OTT content, doing so an average of 19 separate days during the month, and for 2.2 hours per usage day.