Worldwide, VIACOM, TV Matters: Future of TV Ads

TV is the prime real estate for advertising overall and video advertising in particular. Viacom’s study digs deeper into how advertising people are not normal people, how technology is impacting the entertainment industry and why television still is remains the single most powerful way to reach people.

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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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Worldwide, Global Web Index: Device trends

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.

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Worldwide, VIACOM, TV Matters: Life Without TV – Deprivation project

How much do viewers value television? Viacom’s study on media consumption, TV Matters, aimed to answer this question by taking TV away from some participants. To really explore the power of television, they asked people to live without it for 5 days – meaning no pay TV or cable packages, no free-to-air broadcast channels, no TV on demand, no TV Everywhere apps, and no DVR access.

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