Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services are a key driver of digital and total home entertainment rental and sales revenues, jumping 26.2% between H1 2013 and H1 2014, according to research. SVOD subscribers cite access to large content catalogs and being able to watch at any time as the top reasons for signing up.
Snapchat is the social network of choice among college students, beating out Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in daily usage levels. The disappearing photo-sharing site is also where students feel they have the most privacy, while Facebook is the least-trusted.
Many content and service providers in the media and entertainment industry in the UK are still coming to terms with the move to digital platforms. Getting UK consumers to pay for content delivered via digital channels is particularly difficult, with the most common refrain being "we'd rather not."
Internet users in Brazil are far ahead of the rest of their counterparts in Latin America in the amount of time they spend online monthly. But while some countries, such as Mexico, may lag in time spent online, Latin America's social networkers spend more time with social media than any other region worldwide.
In Canada, 43% of mobile internet traffic comes from 4G-enabled devices, respectable when compared with the rest of the world. According to research, the leading mobile device screen dimension in the country is 960x640—something marketers may want to consider when choosing ad formats.
An increasing number of viewers are taking advantage of TV Everywhere offerings. But according to a new eMarketer report, overall usage remains relatively light. TV Everywhere also faces some challenges, including low awareness levels and technology issues.
It's time for children to head back to school, and based on research, parents are spending big on electronic devices for their kids this season. For assistance during the overall back-to-school process, mothers are turning to smartphones to save a few bucks.
Ecommerce sales in France rose 14% in 2013, according to research, as web merchants expanded their product ranges and delivery options. On top of that, more consumers shopped via mobile devices, making mcommerce the main growth driver for online sales.
The wearables market is set to explode, and consumers have shown a high interest in using wearable health and fitness devices to track their workouts and fitness routines. However, research shows that wearable usage while exercising is still low—for now.
Internet users around the world are tuning in to digital video—whether it’s to watch long-form content like TV shows or movies, short snackable clips, or even branded video content produced by marketers. So who’s doing it most?
China's booming ecommerce market is still gaining size and speed, even after several years of eye-popping growth, according to a new eMarketer report, “China Ecommerce: The State of the Market 2014.”
Only one in 100 web users in Germany currently uses a smart watch or fitness band, and most don't see the point of having one. High prices for these gadgets are a turn-off, too.
It seems like everyone uses social networks now, but that doesn't mean they trust such platforms. According to industry sources, the majority of internet users are concerned about their privacy on social media, especially older consumers.
The Scene is a just-launched digital video platform that curates and makes available digital-first video content from Condé Nast's brands, including Glamour, Vogue, WIRED and Vanity Fair. Fred Santarpia, executive vice president and chief digital officer for Condé Nast Entertainment, describes how the platform came about.
Even though most consumers in Norway have access to the internet via mobile phone or tablet, the majority still turn to computers and laptops when making digital purchases. And research suggests that the purchases that do occur on mobile devices are, on average, lower-ticket than desktop- or laptop-based ecommerce sales.
Facebook may be banned in China, but social media is huge in the country, and marketers know it. The vast majority of them use social media in at least some of their marketing efforts, research shows. From microblogs to messaging services, social is a must.
Internet usage in Quebec has risen significantly year-over-year, according to research. The number of adults in the province who use the internet at least weekly rose from just under 77% in June 2013 to nearly 85% a year later.
Continuing its assault in Latin America, Twitter is expected to further swell its user base in Argentina. After adding 78.7% more users in 2013, the base of the microblogging property will increase by an additional 44.5% to reach 3.7 million users in 2014. Young adults between 25 and 34 years of age represent about a third of Twitter's user base, which also skews male.
After Tumblr's billion-dollar acquisition by Yahoo in 2013, questions have hovered around the site's value to the internet giant. Its user base grew 46% in 2013, according to new figures from eMarketer, and while Tumblr has potential, it remains one more "if" in Yahoo's strategy to reverse its slipping ad market share.
Smartphone users are turning to their phones to hunt for coupons, but that doesn't mean they're not trekking to the store once they've found the offers they want. In fact, they're more likely to redeem smartphone coupons in-store than via mobile, according to research. Email and search are the top ways smartphone couponers find deals.
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