US, The VAB: TV Preferred: understanding YouTube enthusiasts’ affinity for video content

The VAB examined YouTube enthusiasts’ emotional relationship between ad-supported TV and original YouTube content. The report shows that while YouTube Enthusiasts have an inherent affection for the YT platform, it doesn’t mean they exclusively desire only digital-based, UGC content. They are video addicts that are highly engaged with content across platforms including long-form, professionally-produced episodic programming from ad-supported TV.

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Worldwide, VIACOM, Hierarchy of Screens

In 2014, Viacom identified that global consumers use a “Hierarchy of Screens” for choosing how to watch content. In the ensuing four years, the television ecosystem has become much more complex, with additional viewing options and services seemingly springing up every month. Their recent TV Matters project revealed that while consumers are using all of these screens in some capacity, they continue to place the TV set at the very top of the pyramid. The king of the “Hierarchy of Screens” remains unchanged and intact.

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UK, Thinkbox: Profit Ability

The study ‘Profit Ability’ commissioned by Thinkbox from Ebiquity and Gain Theory, quantifies the total profit generated by different forms of advertising in the UK, to show what they deliver to the bottom line. It set out to examine and benchmark all media’s profit-generating performance, with a particular emphasis on uncovering TV advertising’s effects.

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