Buyers and sellers have widely different views on the data available for streaming campaigns and the effectiveness of programmatic and direct targeting, a new Conviva study finds. More than half of viewers abandon streaming when ads fail or take too long to load, and also say too many ads are repeated during the same break/episode.
Not surprisingly, time spent with media on connected TV devices, connected gaming consoles and smartphones will continue to increase, with OTT streaming services driving most of the connected-device gains.
With the AVOD version of the year-old streaming service debuting this week, here's what we know and don't know as yet.
The U.S. -- the world's largest AVOD market by ad revenues as of 2019 -- is on track to exceed $31 billion by 2026, accounting for 47% of the $66 billion global total.
CTV's share was up 17% versus Q4 2020, and at its highest level since 2019.
The average subscriber will pay for 2.14 SVOD services, according to a forecast by Digital TV Research. Subscription growth peaked last year, with the addition of 201 million subscriptions.
This year, video buyers say they will spend 56% of their total video budgets on digital video (desktop, mobile, CTV), significantly surpassing linear TV's share of 41%.
Professionally produced ads were found to be more effective in driving travel-related actions than UGC in a survey from SSP Magnite.
The good news: Just 3% of those cancelling video services are not replacing one service with another, according to Deloitte's Digital Media Trends survey.
In the first large-scale study of facial expressions used to study emotions, and their relationship to video ad sharing, sadness depressed response, but disgust, along with pleasurable emotions, increased sharing.