Media & Entertainment


eMarketer analyst Ross Benes covers the latest developments on the pay TV front, including a new price hike from a vMVPD, a licensing deal between a network and traditional pay TV service, and legislation that could make life harder, and easier, for providers.

eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark shares our updated forecast for Netflix adoption in the UK, France and Germany.

Smart Speakers Today, Ambient Computing Tomorrow

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and principal analyst Victoria Petrock discuss how Americans are using smart speakers today and how that will morph into ambient computing in the future. They also talk about the rise of spam calls, how Americans travel for the holidays and the cloud gaming wars.

Who Controls Connected TV Ad Budgets?

Connected TV (CTV) ad buyers must consider how CTV purchases factor into their broader digital and TV campaigns. Figuring out how to best plan, buy and measure CTV ads is becoming more consequential as more money flows into this area.

What the World Thinks of Google Stadia

eMarketer sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, midmarket account manager Brandon Galindo and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss initial reactions to Google's new cloud-based gaming service Stadia. Then vice president of content studio Paul Verna talks about the effects of Hulu's price hike, why Spotify is recommending podcasts and Amazon's agenda for its new free music streaming service.

US Advertisers Will Allocate Nearly $7 Billion to Connected TV This Year

US advertisers will spend almost $7 billion this year on connected TV ads. Connected TV is growing rapidly as advertisers look to target audiences watching long-form, premium digital content on their living room screens.

The Weekly Listen: The Ad Industry’s Problem, Google Buys Fitbit, Video Streaming Marketing Strategies

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to chat about whether the ad industry has a fundamental problem, a possible solution for the struggling newspaper business, marketing strategies of the latest video streaming platforms, how to make parts of your car invisible and more.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu discusses our recent forecast revisions for Roku’s ad business.

eMarketer, in collaboration with Starcom Worldwide and GlobalWebIndex, released its annual Global Media Intelligence Report on key digital trends worldwide this week.

What Smart Glasses Actually Look Like and How They Can Help

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock explains smart glasses: What can they do? What will they look like in the future? She then discusses Facebook’s new VR world, how many Americans listen to audiobooks and UPS’s drone delivery achievement.

TV Year in Review: Advertising Remains Strong, but Road Ahead Is Murky

Despite the acceleration of cord-cutting, the demand for TV advertising remains strong. In 2019, that demand was reflected in increased ad prices and a growing appetite for targeted TV ads.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum shares our recently revised subscription OTT forecast for Western Europe this year and into 2023.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam explores our usage numbers for subscription OTT and the impact of increased mobile adoption and streaming services in India.

The Battle for Long-Form VOD Supremacy in the UK Is Heating Up

For UK video platforms, competition around premium content is intensifying, with digital services increasingly coming to the fore. For our report on digital video in the UK, we looked at the products that traditional and digital-first broadcasters are offering their audiences.

How Are Political Ads Defined, and Do They Even Work?

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss why defining political ads is difficult but important. They also consider whether political ads really work. They then talk about connected TV growth, issues with Facebook's Ads Manager and Google search manipulation concerns.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explores our US programmatic ad spending estimates for video on connected TV and the platforms contributing to its growth.

Pay TV Providers Like Televisa Are Adapting to Mexico Viewers' Growing Digital Habits

From classic telenovelas (soap operas) to sports, TV has played a pivotal role in Mexico. But digital video continues to vie for consumers’ attention. Our estimates show that nearly half (48.4%) of Mexico’s population—or 61.0 million people—will watch streaming or downloaded video content via any device at least once per month in 2019.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom examines our first-ever ad spend estimates for US connected TV.

US TV Ad Spending Dips Amid Industry Changes

As more customers turn to digital options for their video entertainment, TV ad spending is flattening. In our latest report on US video, we forecast that US advertisers will spend $70.30 billion on TV this year, a decrease of 2.9% from 2018.

Connected TV Ad Spend Is Growing, but There Are Still Plenty of Challenges

Connected TV ad spending is increasing significantly, but it still faces issues when it comes to the fragmentation of inventory, lack of standardized measurements, frequency capping and ad fraud. In our newest report on US digital video, we looked at connected TV’s limitations and what leaders in the industry think.