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.
The report provides an overview of TV consumption and audiovisual landscapes in more than 120 countries.
Focusing on four generations and five distinct age groups, the report delivers a view of how Australians are consuming different media and entertainment and how this has changed over time.
This report goes through various insights on the different devices owned by consumer all over the world and include interesting findings such as the fact that there are now no online behaviors where tablet users are more likely to turn to their tablets than their mobiles. That said, tablet users are almost as likely to be watching TV on their tablet (40%) as their mobile (47%). These devices seem more suited for purposes like watching TV and browsing the web, when a mobile screen will not suffice.
The research features insightful figures and three case studies from Research Now on Retail, Finance and Media, each of which involved a mix of digital and traditional media. One of the key learnings is that a media plan that includes digital executed simultaneously with traditional offline media consistently drives greater lift.
TV companies and trade bodies from around the world have today reminded marketers about TV’s enduring popularity and strength as an advertising medium.