Discovery+ continues to dominate all premium video streamers when it comes to using its own airwaves for promotion and advertising.
Through November 4 of this year, Discovery+ has run 420,485 national TV airings of promotional/advertising content, with much of it on Discovery-owned TV networks -- $260.9 million in media value, according to iSpot.tv.
Just $40.6 million has been paid advertising on non-owned Discovery channels. That’s a total of $301.5 million in media value/paid advertising.
Discovery’s 420,485 ad/promo TV messages are more than the next 10 premium streamers combined.
Disney+ is next at $204.6 million in total media value/paid advertising -- with $104.2 million in paid advertising from 79,025 airings.
Paramount+ is third -- $115.2 million in media value from airings on its sister TV networks and $20.8 million in paid advertising on other networks/platforms. A total of $136 million in all national TV advertising/promotion, from 62,111 airings.
NBCU’s Peacock totals $49.2 million -- $39.1 million in media value and $10.1 million in paid advertising since the first of the year. Overall, Peacock has had 20,730 advertising/promotional airings.
NBCUniversal spent more than $100 million for all advertising -- including TV and digital media -- for Peacock in the third quarter, up 181% over ad spend in the previous second-quarter period, according to MediaRadar.
Digital advertising accounted for 45% of its overall spend, with Facebook the top channel at 38% of all ad spend. Other digital media included Snapchat, online video (YouTube), native and display ads and podcasts.
MediaRadar says less than 1% of Peacock’s ad spend went to competing streaming services, which included Hulu and Paramount+. Estimates are that in the third quarter, Peacock grew advertising revenues on the service by 115% to $47.8 million.