Media & Entertainment


Podcasts still have a ways to go before catching up with traditional radio. As marketers try to reach the growing audience of digital audio listeners, podcasts stand out in a few key ways.

In today’s “eMarketer Daily Forecast” video, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom digs into our numbers on digital music audiences. Watch now.

More than 72 million people in the US will listen to Pandora on a monthly basis in 2019, according to our latest forecast. That’s 35.4% of all digital audio listeners in the country.

In today’s “eMarketer Daily Forecast” video, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom dives into our numbers for virtual reality audiences. Watch now.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna discusses the changes in how US consumers are paying for TV. Why are some Americans cutting the cord or never signing up for cable in the first place?

In today’s “eMarketer Daily Forecast” video, senior forecasting analyst Chris Bendtsen tees up the numbers on digital music audiences and the top platforms. Tune in.

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 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.

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.

At a time when the number of cord-cutters continues to climb, a new report indicates that most folks who ditched their cable TV service don’t miss anything about it.

In today’s “eMarketer Daily Forecast” video, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom dives into our numbers for augmented reality (AR) audiences. Watch now.

With connected TV adoption rising, advertisers are keen to access an increasingly sizable audience on a sizable screen. In fact, many connected TV ad buyers may pay north of $20 CPMs to do so, according to a new digital ad pricing statpack that eMarketer will be releasing April 10.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna goes through the new details revealed about Disney's upcoming video streaming service. Does the price make sense, and is the content compelling enough?

Gaming has gone mainstream, with 86% of internet users worldwide noting they have gamed on at least one device within the past month, and that figure climbed to 92% among those ages 16 to 24, according to a March 2019 report from GlobalWebIndex.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna talks about March Madness and the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. He explains who's watching, how they're watching, and how much advertisers are dropping on the Final Four event.

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.

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.