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eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Debra Aho Williamson, senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the latest TikTok news, how much current events should be referenced in ads, Peacock's new voice ads, a local TV station streaming service, Amazon getting really close to drone deliveries, how far we are from actual flying cars, and more.

Video viewing platform Twitch is benefiting from coronavirus lockdowns in a big way in the US. Usage will jump 26.2% this year to 41.5 million, higher than the 37.5 million predicted in February.

Ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms saw strong growth in ad revenues last quarter, a bright spot in the overall ad market during the pandemic.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss the implications of TikTok suing the US government, smartphone use while watching TV, a potential new tech agency, Instagram's new "Suggested Posts," the status of cord-cutting, how you can tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps and more.

eMarketer senior corporate account director Michael Civins, forecasting analyst Peter Vahle and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss which music platforms Americans use and the growing significance of podcast listening. They then talk about whether TV networks are being too optimistic about H2, how many more voice assistants there are and movies going from theaters to digital platforms much faster.

Esports viewership has not caught up to the media hype – but there could be upcoming growth opportunities.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Audrey Schomer discuss where Disney+ currently slots in the video streaming market. They then talk about whether a free ad-supported tier can save Quibi, the difficulty of deciding what to watch and if Facebook's music video offering will rival YouTube's.

While the overall economy has suffered from pandemic-necessitated behavioral changes, some industries have been hit harder than others. We estimate that US retail sales will decline by 10.5% this year, and even though the shift to ecommerce will accelerate digital sales to new heights, retailers will grow their US digital display ad spending by only a sluggish 2.3% this year.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether TikTok will get banned or bought by someone (like Microsoft), Australia making big tech pay for media, "Prime Gaming," digital revenues exceed print at The New York Times, appealing to the LGBTQ+ community in ads, who gave America it’s most popular chocolate and more.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether Instagram's "Reels" feature can steal users from TikTok. They then talk about whether Twitter might buy TikTok, the Federal Trade Commission's potential Twitter fine and a new study about how young consumers engage with premium video.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the main takeaways from the recent big-tech antitrust hearing; how CBS All Access is beefing up; how much sports can help advertisers this year; the effectiveness of ads during a pandemic; what a Twitter subscription service might look like; how high one could jump on Mars and more.

During its recent earnings call, Comcast said that NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock reached 10 million sign-ups since its soft launch in April this year.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, senior analyst Audrey Schomer and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the full release of NBCUniversal's new video streaming service, Peacock, and where it slots in to a crowded market. Then eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss some new and interesting findings about young people's use of screens.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss TikTok's chances of not getting banned, Spotify video podcasts, Pandora's interactive voice ads, HBO Max sign-ups so far, TV ads in console games, why American farmhouses are typically painted red and more.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Audrey Schomer discuss how the coronavirus has influenced sports' gradual move to digital. They then talk about starting meaningful conversations online, who still has pay TV and whether we will see the Upfronts and the NewFronts unite?

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg discuss the implications of Twitter's and Snapchat's Q2 earnings. They then talk about what types of social media content are most influential, Instagram's new "Shop" page and what the return of video app Zynn means.

Despite the return of some sporting events like NBA exhibition games and the MLB, marketers are delaying their planned ad spend.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Audrey Schomer discuss why Netflix's second act matters more than its first. They then talk about accessing live content on connected TV, the strategy of Apple TV+ and how many people will want NBCUniversal's Peacock now that it's available to everyone.

Digital video is the lone silver lining in Canada’s ad market. Despite the pandemic, video ad spending will grow 3.6% this year to reach CA$2.18 billion ($1.64 billion).

As Americans hunkered down under stay-at-home guidelines for much of March and April, they unsurprisingly consumed more mobile media. The added mobile time, however, wasn’t distributed equally.