Media & Entertainment


Ad Buyers Usually Pay More Than $20 For Connected TV CPMs

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 Goes Mainstream, but Play Varies by Gender and Age

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.

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.

Podcast | Does Less TV Mean Less Brand Engagement?

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.

US Esports Ad Revenues Will Grow 25% in 2019

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.

Podcast | And the Winner Is ... the Oscars?

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?

How Forbes Is Digitally Transforming Itself

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.

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.

Telecom and Media Firms Selling Data Are Facing Backlash

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.

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

Podcast | How Cord-Cutters Are Reshaping the Pay TV Landscape

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?

Podcast | Hoop Streams: How March Madness Plays Out on TV and Video

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.

How Apple Is Expanding Its Media 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.

Hulu’s Price Cut Will Boost Ad Revenues

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.

Still Early Days for TV Ad Innovation

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.

Podcast | The Future of Augmented Reality

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?

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.

Google Glass Finds a Home on the Factory Floor

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