WORLD TELEVISION DAY CELEBRATES THE DIVERSITY OF TV CONTENT AROUND THE GLOBE

TV professionals around the world celebrate World Television Day on 21 November to remind us that TV is so much more than linear viewing. As part of the annual United Nations initiative, a 30 second-spot will be broadcast on-air and shared online worldwide. Diversity of TV content that entertains, informs ...
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THE AGE OF SHOPPABLE TV ADS, ON A MASS SCALE, HAS ARRIVED

Advertisers — and NBC Universal parent Comcast — will no doubt rejoice. After testing shoppable ads starting back in May, in linear programming including “Today” (Walmart), the French Open (Lacoste), the Tour de France (Zwift) and “Songland” (Roli), NBCU is rolling out the QSR-driven format across its lifestyle and unscripted ...
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AN INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTERS WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN 2020 IN SLOVAKIA

Television and radio broadcasters are planning collaboration on intersecting topics. There will be a structural change in the Association of Independent Radio and Television Stations (ANRTS) at the beginning of 2020. While television and radio stations are planning to continue collaborating on all relevant media topics, in the future there ...
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MEDIA INDUSTRY LAUNCHES TV CHARTER FOR “RESPONSIBLE AND TRANSPARENT” AD MEASUREMENT

The association of TV and radio sales houses egta has launched a “progressive TV Charter on television companies’ commitment towards the responsible and transparent measurement of advertising in the TV/video ecosystem.” Launched with support by The Global TV Group, the charter has been signed by most of egta’s 155 member ...
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PARADOX: STREAMING WARS WILL BE GREAT FOR TV ADVERTISERS

We’re in the midst of the streaming wars, as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and a host of smaller players like Tubi, Fubo and CBS All Access fight to win new streaming video subscribers. The battle is escalating, with new entrants from Disney (Disney+), AT&T’s WarnerMedia (HBOMax), Apple (TV+) and Comcast/NBCUniversal ...
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DON’T CHANGE THE CHANNEL: TV IN ALL ITS FORMS IS KEY TO REACHING YOUR AUDIENCE

Media buying has traditionally been about blending ingredients together for the perfect marketing mix. But with so many new channels and such fragmented audiences, this age-old recipe is rapidly becoming more difficult to follow. So, what’s to be done? The age of total video TV is complicated these days. In ...
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NETWORKS, TV STATIONS EYE NEW WAYS TO MEASURE ALL THE VIEWERS OF THEIR CONTENT

Television executives have long maintained that every viewer counts. Never have they taken such a flurry of steps to make sure they can count every viewer. With audiences becoming consumers of video that streams from a panoply of screens, maneuvers to measure them are becoming commonplace. In recent weeks, local ...
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TV IS NOT BROKEN, THE MEASUREMENT OF THE MEDIUM IS, SAYS ASTRO CEO HENRY TAN

The proliferation of digital has led to shrinking budgets in the traditional space such as TV. According to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, traditional TV ad revenues to shrink annually from 2019 to 2021, falling from US$184 billion to US$180 billion in 2021. Interestingly however, while everyone is turning towards digital, ...
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TRADITIONAL AND ADVANCED TV ARE MELDING IN REAL TIME

Just in case we needed more evidence of the central role that advanced TV is already beginning to play in the media ecosystem, this week’s announcement of the re-merger of CBS and Viacom underscored it, big-time. In years past, the news would have been totally dominated by the traditional measures ...
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ADDRESSABLE TV AD VIEWERS ARE MORE ENGAGED

The UK addressable TV market is growing, with 40% of homes now addressable, and a new report from Sky AdSmart claims this channel delivers higher engagement and clear business results for advertisers. A white paper, AdSmart: Five Years and Forward, pulls together insights collated from five years of learnings into the ...
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