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1 in 4 TV Viewers Uses Second Screen to Simultaneously Watch More Video

source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/television/1-in-4-tv-viewers-uses-second-screen-to-simultaneously-watch-more-video-36346/?utm_campaign=rssfeed&utm_source=mc&utm_medium=textlink

Ericsson-Popular-Second-Screen-Activities-Sept2013TV is increasingly part of a multi-screen experience, vying for viewer attention in a sea of multitasking behavior. Now it appears that TV is competing with something beyond the usual suspects (email, social networking, internet browsing): more video. According to a new study [pdf] from Ericsson ConsumerLab, 1 in every 4 TV viewers surveyed across a range of countries is using a second screen to watch 2 or more programs, live events, or shows at the same time.

That wasn’t the most popular second-screen activity, of course, but it’s another indication of the growing influence of mobile devices on video viewing. Indeed, among a subset of countries, owners of the respective devices reported spending less time watching TV on a weekly basis, and more time using portable devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Ericsson’s list of identified activities being carried out on second-screens is by no means exhaustive, and tends to focus on more TV-related than unrelated activities. (Research has shown that most multi-screen behavior involved unrelated activities.) Nevertheless, it’s worth taking a look at the popularity of the various identified activities. The most common were: reading email while watching TV/video content (63%); using applications or browsing the internet to kill time (56%); using apps or browing the internet to find out more information (49%); and using social forums at the same time as watching TV/video content (40%). The study found fewer viewers competing with others watching th! e same sh! ow (14%) and interacting with the show through voting (13%).

While traditional TV is competing with online video sources, scheduled broadcast viewing remains popular. 83% of respondents from a subset of 9 markets (US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Brazil) claim to watch scheduled broadcast TV more than weekly. That figure is up from 79% last year, and stable from 83% the year before.

By comparison, 63% of respondents from those markets are watching content on their own schedules, streaming on-demand and time-shifted TV and video content, including YouTube. The popularity of such content is gradually rising, from 62% last year and 61% in 2011.

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 news No Comments

Social Media and Multitasking Go Hand in Hand – eMarketer

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Social-Media-Multitasking-Go-Hand-Hand/1009792

Social network multitaskers on both Facebook and Twitter were most likely to log on to accounts when they were planted in front of the TV; more than eight in 10 Facebook users and about two-thirds of Twitter users used social networks while channel surfing. But the two networks were also extremely popular while traveling and among those who were supposed to be working.

Women were slightly more likely than men to turn to social media while watching TV, traveling and exercising, and significantly more likely to do so while shopping. Men, meanwhile, were less hesitant to check in with their networks while at work. They also admitted to a much greater propensity to use social media while drunk or on the toilet than women.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 news No Comments

US Time Spent on Mobile to Overtake Desktop

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/US-Time-Spent-on-Mobile-Overtake-Desktop/1010095

US adults will spend 44.4% of their overall media time with digital this year, including 19.8% on mobile—compared to 19.5% on laptops and PCs. Time spent with mobile phones and tablets, excluding voice calls, has risen from 13.5% of all media time last year, and has nearly tripled since 2011.

eMarketer’s estimates of time spent with media include all time spent within each medium, regardless of multitasking. Consumers who spend an hour watching TV while multitasking on tablet devices, for example, would be counted as spending an hour with TV and an additional hour on mobile.

The shift from desktop to mobile, whether smartphone or tablet, is happening across a variety of activities, including social networking and digital video viewing. And tablets are key to the trend. As social networking and video reach plateaus in terms of share of total desktop time (around 29% and 18%, respectively), these activities are growing more quickly on smartphones, and especially tablets. The share of all tablet time spent with video, for example, will nearly double this year, from 10% to 19%.

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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: REPORT: Apple Has A Plan To Let Viewers Skip Ads Altogether And Pay Media Companies For The Lost Views (AAPL)

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/McPys-RY-oc/apple-has-a-plan-to-let-views-skip-ads-altogether-and-pay-media-companies-for-the-lost-views-2013-7

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Apple is pitching media companies on a plan to allow viewers to skip advertisements while watching TV as part of its plan for an Apple TV, Jessica Lessin reports.

The ad-skipping technology from Apple would be part of a premium package for users.

To offset the lost viewership, Apple would compensate media companies for the skipped ads, says Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who is starting her own tech news site.

This seems like an audacious idea from Apple. eMarketer projects U.S. TV ad spending will be $66.35 billion this year. If Apple were to compensate for lost ad revenue, it could get pretty expensive pretty quickly.

Apple has been exploring the TV market for years now. It has reportedly been developing a full-blown television set, but nothing has happened yet. Lessin suggests Apple is more focused on making something happen in the TV market.


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Monday, July 15th, 2013 news No Comments

How Americans Use Their Phones While Watching TV

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Americans are using their cell phones to find new ways to engage with the TV shows they are watching. According to Pew Research Center, the most popular mobile activities while watching TV are fact-checking  assertions and texting with friends about programs they’re watching.

Pew found that 53 percent of U.S. cell owners are “connected viewers.” The survey includes all mobile users, which means means some activities are probably even more popular among smartphone owners.

Networks may be disheartened to find that 38 percent of cell owners use their phones to “keep themselves occupied during commercials,” but the results also indicate consumers are using their phones to engage with programming in new and deeper ways.

Cell Phone Use During TV

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 news No Comments

How Americans Use Their Phones While Watching TV

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Americans are using their cell phones to find new ways to engage with the TV shows they are watching. According to Pew Research Center, the most popular mobile activities while watching TV are fact-checking  assertions and texting with friends about programs they’re watching.

Pew found that 53 percent of U.S. cell owners are “connected viewers.” The survey includes all mobile users, which means means some activities are probably even more popular among smartphone owners.

Networks may be disheartened to find that 38 percent of cell owners use their phones to “keep themselves occupied during commercials,” but the results also indicate consumers are using their phones to engage with programming in new and deeper ways.

Cell Phone Use During TV

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 news No Comments

TV broadcasters hope to dominate the second screen with ConnecTV

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/19/tv-broadcasters-hope-to-dominate-the-second-screen-with-connectv/

ConnecTV on an iPad

No one has quite figured it out yet, but there seems to be little doubt that tablet devices have their place on the couch to serve as a second screen while American’s enjoy their favorite past time — watching TV. In addition to many independent startups we’ve discussed in the past, the old guard, that already owns most of broadcast TV stateside, has a startup of its own called ConnecTV. In development for two years already, ConnecTV is currently in beta and has the hopes to go live in January. The idea is of course to put what you might want to see on your second screen while you watch the main action on the big screen. This includes sports scores, statistics, as well as what your friends may or may-not be saying on Twitter or Facebook — and of course advertising. We’d be shocked if most tablet owners weren’t already using their slate in front of the TV and can imagine how many more might if there was a great app that brought it all together.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 news No Comments

Mobile Users Multitask Watching TV

Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/television/mobile-users-multitask-watching-tv-19715/

US tablet and smartphone owners are increasingly multitasking when it comes to watching TV, according to data released by The Nielsen Company in October 2011. Roughly 40% of tablet and smartphone owners in the US used their devices daily while watching TV, while only 14% of e-reader owners said they watched TV while using their […]


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Friday, October 21st, 2011 news No Comments

TV Ad Revenues Drop 12% Online ad revenues grew 8% from 2008 to 2009

With the greater efficiencies of digital, the overall “pie” will shrink because fewer dollars are needed to achieve the same effect. In other terms — for every DOLLAR pulled out of traditional and general advertising, 20 – 50 CENTS is put back into “digital” channels and tactics. Thus the overall pie will continue to shrink while some parts grow and other parts shrink dramatically.

Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/print/magazine-ad-revenues-pages-fall-in-q1-2010-12574

Ad pages also declined in Q1 2010 compared to Q1 2009, falling 9.4%, according to the Publishers Information Bureau (PIB).

Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/television/tv-ad-revenues-drop-12-12613/yankeegroup-media-averages-apr-2010jpg/

Total US TV and online advertising revenues dropped 12% in 2009, although online revenues independently grew, according to research from The Yankee Group.

TV Revenue Decline Worse than Expected
In 2009, the total US TV and online advertising market totaled $67 billion, compared to $77 billion in 2008. TV advertising, by far the largest portion of this combined market, was hit especially hard by reductions in spending during 2009.

The TV ad market declined 21.2%, from $52 billion to $41 billion, between 2008 and 2009. This was significantly more than the 4% (or roughly $2.1 billion) decline The Yankee Group originally forecast in June 2009. As highlighted below, a shift in consumer attention primarily drove the steep decline in the TV ad market.

TV’s Loss is Internet’s Gain
Internet advertising grew during 2009, as a result of consumers spending more time online and less time watching TV. Online ad revenues grew 8.3% between 2008, when they totaled $24 billion, and 2009, when they totaled $26 billion.

Media Consumption Dwindles
The total amount of time consumers spent on media per day actually declined 14.3% between 2008 and 2009. Consumers spent about 14 hours per day on media in 2008, but only 12 hours per day in 2009. Most of the decline in media consumption was represented by declining TV viewership.

Americans spent an average of three hours and 17 minutes per day consuming TV and video in 2009, compared to an average of four hours and 13 minutes a day consuming online content. In addition, average daily mobile phone use reached one hour and 18 minutes. Thus Yankee Group advises marketers and advertisers to increase their focus on online and mobile promotions.

Annual US Ad Spending Falls 12.3%
Total US advertising expenditures (including print, radio, outdoor and free standing inserts) fell 12.3% in 2009, to $125.3 billion, as compared to 2008, according to Kantar Media.

Some of Kantar’s findings echo findings from the Yankee Group. Internet display advertising expenditures increased 7.3% for the year, aided by sharply higher spending from the telecom, factory auto and travel categories. Meanwhile, spot TV advertising fell 23.7%, Spanish language TV advertising dropped 8.9%, network TV fell advertising 7.6%, and cable TV advertising only fell 1.4%.

About the Data: Statistics are taken from the updated Yankee Group “2009 Anywhere Advertising Forecast.”

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 news, statistics 1 Comment

Notes from the Field: Made Up Words; Digital Jargonisms

web potato – the new couch potato

digital natives – the kids who dont know what newspapers are or what linear TV is

digital immigrants – old(er) ad execs who arrived on the island of digital, praying someone would save them from it help them figure it out

professional malpractice – preaching about digital when you’ve never tweeted or facebooked

obd – obsessive branding disorder

twinterns – interns who were hired to twitter

timeshifting – watching TV at whatever-the-hell-time they want

placeshifting – watching TV at whatever-the-hell-place they want

addressable audience – old(er) ad execs thinking digital gives them more tools to target (address) individual consumers with unwanted ad messages

niche-busters – blockbusters but for smaller (niche) audiences

analog dollars for digital dimes – with the greater efficiency and measurability of advertising in digital mediums, for every dollar taken out of analog mediums, only dimes need to be put back into digital to achieve similar or greater effect

I know I am wasting half of my ad dollars; I just don’t know which half — is more like “I know I am wasting 99% of my ad dollars” (banner ad click through rates are generously at 1%, which means the other 99% is known to be, for sure, wasted — no more guessing necessary).

measured media = TV, print, radio — which equals not really measurable at all

(old) branding – the process of systematically duping customers into buying inferior products by mis-information, dis-information, and lying

(new) branding – consistently delivering on the promise of superior products through rapid, customer-driven innovation

re-intermediation – re-insertion of a digital middleman whose job it is to filter, prioritize, and deliver only what is relevant and timely

click farms – banks of low-wage workers who click google ads to earn a living rather than do farming

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