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Facebook Twitter Say No to Nielsen. This article was written by Alex Blum, chief operating officer at KIT Digital, and Alan Wolk, global lead analyst at the firm.

Say No to Nielsen

You can find them on Twitter at @alexjblum and @awolk. TV is a hugely successful $60 billion industry. It’s also built on a jury-rigged measurement system that’s a bit of a joke and needs to be replaced for the potential of the modern media world to be fully realized. Nielsen ratings have admittedly come a long way from handwritten diaries, but they’ve still become antiquated as our viewing experience shifts from broadcast television to over-the-top services like Netflix and Hulu. This sea change of Internet meshing with TV presents a golden opportunity for anyone with the smarts to step up and figure out a better way to mine the resulting avalanche of consumer-engagement data that is now becoming available.

The potential offered by these consumer-driven changes outweighs sticking with the old way of doing things because “that’s how it’s always been done.” Video and the Mind: In a Sea of Web Video Content, Let Your Mood Dictate What to Watch. At VideoMind, we're always thinking about video—and how media companies and brands use it to entertain, engage and communicate with audiences.

Video and the Mind: In a Sea of Web Video Content, Let Your Mood Dictate What to Watch

But we're taking a step back to look at how video affects brain development and cognition—what happens behind the eyeballs, in other words. This is the first installment of an occasional series. Read the first here. The Internet is a sea of videos. With eight years of content uploaded to YouTube each day, it's hard to find what's interesting or relevant to you. As it stands, content recommendation engines are just beginning to live up to their full potential -- there’s plenty of room for improvement. Research and Development: An Affective Interface for Mood-Based Navigation.

TV's Digital Age Will (Truly) Arrive In 2017. Only One-Third of TV-Watching in the U.S. Is Realtime. Cord-cutting may be an unproven myth, but new research suggests that people’s television habits are changing in a way you wouldn’t expect: Only a third of all television viewing nowadays happens “live,” without the Internet, TiVo or some other form of recording or time shifting.

Only One-Third of TV-Watching in the U.S. Is Realtime

The claim comes from DVR company TiVo, who you could call an interested party when it comes to time-shifting programming. TiVo reports that among its users, only 38% of television viewing happens in realtime, with that number falling to just 27% for viewers who also use Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus and other online viewing outlets. It’s not something advertisers or television networks want to hear, but it’s beginning to look like television viewing as we know (or knew) it is quietly dying. CES: Survey Finds Traditional TV Viewing Is Collapsing. Redirecting. More teenagers say they would miss their mobiles and the internet than watch TV. But TV viewing is still growing, with children watching more TV than ever 95 per cent of 12-15s now have access to the internet at homeSocial networking is being driven by smartphones For the first time 12-15s say they would miss their mobile (28 per cent) and the internet (25 per cent) more than TV (18 per cent), according to new Ofcom research.

More teenagers say they would miss their mobiles and the internet than watch TV

In a Gloomy Economy, TV Sitcoms Are Making a Comeback. Will the picture improve for TV advertising data? Is TV still living in the past?

Will the picture improve for TV advertising data?

: Why advertisers are demanding more data. For a viewpoint with Santander’s director of brand and communications, click here For a viewpoint with Moneysupermarket’s director of consumer marketing, click here For a viewpoint with Honda’s marketing director, click here For a viewpoint with eHarmony’s UK country manager, click here The future of TV advertising is at stake with more new developments than ever changing the way consumers view, yet marketers still face a frustrating lack of data about who is actually watching, finds Michael Barnett. At dating site eHarmony, UK country manager Ottokar Rosenberger is concerned that he has no way of knowing whether the brand’s TV spots are watched by the single people it targets. “I do not feel that I am necessarily a hostage, but I feel I am paying for a lot of waste.


FRANCE. USAGES. Consulting and Research: Telecoms, Internet, Media. Le marché mondial de la télévision 30/08/2011 Avec plus de 2/3 d'abonnés dans le monde, le câble domine le marché de la télévision payanteWorld Television MarketL'IDATE vient de publier la 21ème édition de son étude semestrielle « Le marché mondial de la télévision ».

Consulting and Research: Telecoms, Internet, Media

L'industrie audiovisuelle maintient sa dynamique - le marché mondial représente 301 milliards EUR en 2010, une progression de 7,8% par rapport à 2009. Ce rapport analyse les nouvelles tendances et les changements dans le secteur. Il met en lumière les moteurs de la croissance et la mutation de cette industrie en analysant les tendances clés du marché et en présentant des prévisions en volume et en valeur jusqu'à 2015. Le marché de la télévision par abonnement. Presents TV & Video Consumer Trend Report 2011. Internet-based on-demand viewing continues to grow Social media usage is impacting the way people watch TV High willingness to pay for fresh content Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) ConsumerLab has released the results of its annual study "TV & Video Consumer Trend Report 2011," showing that people are spending slightly less time watching scheduled broadcast TV, and that they are spending more time watching streamed on-demand TV online.

presents TV & Video Consumer Trend Report 2011

More than 44 (38) percent of the respondents reported watching internet-based on-demand TV more than once per week, while about 80 percent watch broadcast TV more than once per week. Data was collected in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, the US and South Korea. In all, 22 qualitative and 13,000 quantitative interviews were conducted representing almost 400 million consumers. The study also shows that social media usage has impacted the way we watch TV. Notes to editors: Visit us at Hall 1.D61. 1061/R/1543649/473133.pdf.


Infographic: Streaming Killed the Video Star? ← Wistia at Work. TV and the internet: Never the twain? Fjord@ The Future of Broadcasting. Havas Media et Ipsos Media CT réalisent une étude qualitative sur la Télévision Connectée. 3 questions à Anne Bouisset, directrice de TVMI (Aegis Media) Où en sont les noces entre TV et Internet ?

3 questions à Anne Bouisset, directrice de TVMI (Aegis Media)

Quelles noces ? Il y a bien des façons de se marier… En terme de programmes, les télévisions commencent à intégrer l’idée d’une approche transversale entre les différents supports. Mais il y a encore beaucoup à faire. Mozilla Firefox. What is #TV, Anyway? I saw a a tweet this morning about #hashtags being rolled out on screen across television shows, which reminded me of this little film and decklet I threw together a while back.

What is #TV, Anyway?

The basic point I attempt to beat to death is that, as we've discussed before, media is one system now, which allows us to reverse the polarity, and that media definitions are assemblages of things, or, to put it another way, 'TV' may not be what we think it is, and even if it was, it probably isn't anymore. Y'know? And how there are lots of different viewpoints as to what constitutes the right consumption experience - see what David Lynch says in the video about watching movies on your internetphone - and where the boundaries lie, but that in general 'TV' benefits greatly from backchannels, extensions and participation.

[No I don't have permission to use any of these pieces of film. If you have the power to give that permission, and this makes you sad, let me know. Of course, that's also part of the point. Forget About Google And Apple, The Future Of Television Is Facebook.