Streaming video is becoming more and more mainstream, with users in virtually every demographic cutting back on traditional TV viewing and replacing it with SVOD, AVOD and TVOD content. And, again across all demographics, users increasingly are watching on mobile devices.
Ooyala’s Q2 2016 Global Video Index, released today, shows that mobile – for the first time ever – made up 51% of all video views; that’s up 204% from just two years ago.
South Korean service provider KT has rolled out a new mobile shopping service that allows subscribers to search for and buy products that are related to content they are watching on its IPTV service, Olleh TV.
KT, which is the biggest provider of IPTV service, with 6.5 million subscribers at the end of 2015, also is South Korea’s biggest fixed-line phone and broadband operator.
Rovi has finally executed on its long-rumored acquisition of TiVo, with the set-top box company that had a major hand in changing how consumers watch TV being purchased – along with a treasure trove of user data – for $1.1 billion.
Rovi, which primarily provides digital entertainment guides, will pay $10.70 per share, a 13.6% premium on TiVo’s price Thursday.
Nielsen will integrate aggregated set-top-box data from Dish Network into its local-TV measurement in all 210 DMAs, expanding to be included in Nielsen’s national product – Total Audience strategy -- that measures marketing effectiveness and return on ad sales.
The multi-year deal comes just days after Dish made a similar agreement with Nielsen’s chief rival, comScore.
There’s not a lot of love lost between media research firm Nielsen and TV and advertising executives who bemoan the rating company’s sampling approach to measuring the viewership of homes.
For years those execs have challenged the accuracy of basing a TV show’s popularity on the viewing habits of 25,000 Nielsen homes and even when the company recently bumped that sample to 40,000 homes – out of 116.4 million potential TV households – critics scoffed at the move.
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YouTube has made it into the mainstream… at least in Germany where television research working group AGF says it will begin including data from YouTube in its figures.
AGF said it will be able to provide convergent TV and online video usage figures – which it will publish later this year -- through the integration of YouTube and other video platforms.
The move shows just how important – and how common – consumption of media on multiple screens has become.
Consumption of mobile video – especially among Millennials and Gen Edge users who often see the screen as their first and sometimes only choice -- has doubled over the past year and grown more than 532% since 2012.
Four months after reports said Nielsen would begin measuring viewership of Netflix and Amazon prime content, the TV ratings service this week said it will start offering its metrics by the middle of the year.
In this edition of On the Record, Ooyala cofounder and chief product officer Sean Knapp talks about challenges and innovation in cloud TV and video analytics, and the importance of open platforms.