Media & Entertainment


More than 35 million Americans are enhancing their social media experiences with augmented reality (AR), according to our estimates. In today’s “eMarketer Daily Forecast,” forecasting analyst Showmik Podder provides a quick look at AR usage among US social network users. Tune in.

Apple Music will gain an additional 5 million monthly active users (MAUs) in the US this year, reaching a total of 33.4 million. We expect the streaming service will continue to grow and take an 18.3% share of US digital audio MAUs by 2021.

Pandora may be the most popular music streaming service in the US, but it won’t retain the No. 1 spot for much longer. According to our latest forecast on digital music listeners, Spotify will surpass Pandora in terms of users by 2021—one year sooner than we predicted last year.

Hulu’s decision to reduce the price of its most affordable, ad-supported plan will help bring more users—and more ad dollars—to the popular streaming platform.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we take a look at the Academy Awards show, which reversed a string of audience losses even as it jettisoned a traditional hosting role. Who was watching, why, and how does digital intersect with the Oscars?

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we look at the state of augmented reality today and what the future may hold. Will AR largely be a smartphone function, or will other devices come into play?

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we're digging into the data behind the Grammy Awards. What do the audience trends suggest for the future? How are shifting TV audience trends affecting the awards show and are political controversies driving interest or leading viewers to opt out?

In 2018, esports captured the attention of nearly 400 million viewers worldwide—and cable and OTT platforms took note, with media rights revenues topping $180 million.

Data privacy battles are heating up now that a group of US senators are asking regulators to investigate how telecom firms are selling people's location data.

Roku, the David to the connected-TV-device Goliaths (Apple, Amazon and Google), is differentiating itself by expanding its advertising business.

Apple is expanding its digital media presence at a time when iPhone sales have slowed. Earlier this week, Apple unveiled several new media products, including a subscription news app, gaming platform and video streaming service.

Amazon Music will cross 35 million monthly listeners in the US this year. At a growth rate of 17.7% year over year, we expect it will grow faster than any other digital audio service in our forecast.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna helps us understand whether advertisers are overlooking engagement across devices as dollars move from TV to digital video.

Competitive video gaming is a rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar industry, presenting new opportunities for marketers to reach and engage with fans. Esports ad revenues are poised to surpass $200 million by next year, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on esports and gaming revenues.

Earlier this week, 3,000 marketing industry professionals gathered for LiveRamp’s RampUp conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco to discuss the latest marketing technology developments. One theme that stood out was that while marketers are making headway with advanced TV, it’s early days with TV ad innovations.

Revamping a century-old business magazine is like changing car tires at 100 mph, according to Salah Zalatimo, chief digital officer at Forbes. Like a Nascar pit crew, the team responsible for transforming a company like Forbes has to work quickly and precisely.

That’s the date the International Bureau of Weights and Measures has designated as the transition to a new definition of the kilogram. What does the kilogram have to do with TV ad measurement? It illustrates the need to update old standards to reflect new technologies and user behaviors.

Traditionally, advertisers used TV for one reason: reach. TVSquared identifies the five critical steps to analytics maturity and offers guidance to get to the next level.

Smart glasses, like Google Glass, failed in the consumer space but are finding success in workplaces.

Fragmented and rudimentary measurements prevent more brands from buying in to podcasts. However, some of these issues may improve as ad standards emerge.