The Young Adult Consumption Crisis: Coming To U.S. TV?

While broadcast TV companies in the U.S. are apt to share that viewership of free-to-air stations remains strong thanks to local content and live programming, the situation across the U.K. appears to be much bleaker for the BBC and the private broadcast companies operating TV stations in the British Isles.

Global Smart TV Sales Growth Returns

The global TV market is forecast to show signs of recovery in 2022 and beyond, thanks largely to improvements in the supply of large LCD panels — the primary obstacle manufacturers struggled with in 2021.
Cable / Satellite

TV Streaming Engagement: Deepening at the Expense of Cable

If you thought the COVID-19 pandemic would halt, or reverse, cord-cutting trends for MVPDs, think again. While 40% of Americans still pay for cable services, a shift in viewing habits and streaming services is leading more consumers to say no to cable TV.
The NextGenTV team sets up its booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2022

NEXTGEN TV Makes A Splash at CES 2022

Despite the negative press, lines of CES 2022 registered attendees were seen at McCarran International Airport awaiting their official credentials on Wednesday. At the same time, the NEXTGEN TV team was busily sharing three big stories involving the rollout of the ATSC 3.0-powered broadcast television technology — making Day 1 of the three-day affair a significant one for next-generation television.

NATPE Miami is Back. In-Person Protocols are In Place.

In late January 2020, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) successfully staged its NATPE Miami conference. Even as concerns over the COVID-19 virus grew across Asia, there was little worry that a pandemic would sweep across North America. Now, two years later, NATPE Miami is back. And, it will very much be an in-person event.
Kids

Child’s Play: SVOD’s Integral Role In Growing Up Today

Despite a plethora of cable TV channels, kid-friendly digital multicast offerings including PBS Kids and educational and informational programming blocks across broadcast television stations, U.S. tweens are being raised on subscription video-on-demand programming. The trends from six European countries are no different, newly released Kagan data show.

Smart TV Home Ownership Passes 50% Threshold

New research from Parks Associates and Applicaster indicates that more than 50% of U.S. broadband households now own at least one smart TV -- making it the primary platform for video services at a time when content consumption is accelerating dramatically.

TV Consumption In A COVID-19 World: What Audiences Say

What can domestic broadcast TV stations learn from worldwide viewer trends since shelter-in-place rules were put in effect across Earth?  A detailed webinar conducted by Kantar's London-based leadership team sheds some light on ways U.S. over-the-air television could further fuel viewer growth and, in turn, get ad dollars revving up once again.

Expected COVID-19 Spending Patterns, According To Nielsen

A Nielsen investigation has identified six key consumer behavior threshold levels that tie directly to concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. The thresholds offer early signals of spending patterns, particularly for emergency pantry items and health supplies, and Nielsen is seeing these patterns being mirrored across multiple markets.

AI-Powered Shoppable TV: The Talk of CES

A top creator of scalable video commerce technology has launched a comprehensive shoppable video experience via new partnerships with smart TV pioneer LG Electronics and such media companies as WarnerMedia, A+E Networks, Crown Media Family Networks, and NBC Universal.

Time-Shifting TV Consumption: What’s A Marketer To Do?

A new Nielsen study examines how consumers lean into delayed viewing of TV content over broadcast and cable. It found that the proliferation of ways to view content has also helped influence them to be more patient viewers, tuning in past live, same day and even seven days.

Consumer Reports: Cord Cutting Continues, Fueled By High Cable Pricing

When Consumer Reports asked its members for feedback on their pay TV, home internet, and bundled plans, most companies got poor marks for value and many for customer service. But, a couple of bright spots emerged from the survey of more than 108,000 CR members.

The ATSC 3.0-Dominant Media World: Less Disruptive Than 5G?

While many of us postulate the wide-ranging effect ATSC 3.0 and 5G will have on the broadcast media industry, we rarely actively plan for it until that change is upon us. A group led by Magid; FOX; and 20th Television; in tandem with the Council for Research Excellence; aims to do just that. 

The State Of The ‘Broadcast’ Industry, From An OTT Lover

There's been a surge of major streaming services into the consumer video market. With this has come a "multi-billion dollar" expansion of original content creation ... and an increase in M&A activity among broadcast companies. These are the integral themes of Ooyala's State of the Broadcast Industry report for 2019.

Antenna Ache: Why MVPDs Still Matter For Broadcast TV

Following a recent change of residence, our editor-in-chief invested in a $21 digital TV antenna and hooked it up to a television set in his home office. What was the result? He says it's best to perhaps stick with a MVPD if you truly want the TV service everyone deserves -- or, at least an vMVPD.