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Study: Pandemic TV habits here to stay

As more Americans are approaching what their lives looked like before Covid, their attitudes are beginning to return to normal. However, Hub Entertainment Research’s newest wave of Predicting the Pandemic study shows there’s evidence that many changes in behaviour – including some of those most disruptive to the entertainment industry – are here to stay. […]

August 6, 2021

SES H1: Video revenue decline continues

SES highlighted its “improving trajectory” of Video revenues for the six months to June 30th which were 3.9 per cent down y-o-y at €526 million. SES’s argument is that last year, its lost revenue position for H1 trading was at -8 per cent down. Its Networks division’s underlying revenue of €349 million was flat compared […]

August 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Ecommerce, online video fuel global adspend recovery

Global advertising expenditure will grow 11.2 per cent in 2021, driven by exceptional demand for performance-led ecommerce advertising and brand advertising on online video, according to Zenith’s latest Advertising Expenditure Forecasts report. Advertising expenditure will total $669 billion (€569bn) this year, $40 billion more than was spent before the pandemic in 2019. Growth in advertising […]

July 26, 2021

UK: 2.5m behind on their broadband bills

Findings from advisory charity Citizens Advice suggest that 2.5 million people in the UK are behind on their broadband bills, with 700,000 of these falling into the red during Covid. The new research has also found some groups are particularly struggling. Young people and those with children under 18 are three times more likely to […]

June 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: UK consumers distrust ads in ‘toxic environments’

More than 85 per cent of UK consumers would reduce or stop purchasing products they buy regularly if they discovered an ad for that product had run next to Covid-19 conspiracy theories or misinformation, according to the 2021 TAG/BSI UK Brand Safety Survey, conducted by certification programme the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Brand Safety […]

May 11, 2021

Survey: TV industry seeks balanced working environment

In the first of a regular series of surveys to test the health of the international TV industry, the TellyCast/ WorkShare Consulting Content Industry Monitor found that less than one in ten (9 per cent) of executives wish to return to full time, permanent office working following the pandemic. The results showed that the vast […]

April 26, 2021

Research: New ‘TV normal’ here to stay

One of the ways Americans reacted to pandemic restrictions during 2020 was to load up on TV streaming services to help fill their shelter-at-home time. But according to Hub Entertainment Research’s newest wave of Predicting the Pandemic research, consumers’ reliance on streaming services seems to have shifted from ‘stop-gap’ to established behaviour. Highlights from the […]

March 24, 2021

Study: Lockdown + piracy = toxic cybersecurity combination

Millions of Americans who are conducting sensitive or confidential work on home networks during the Covid-19 crisis are substantially more likely to face malware and other security threats if they also have piracy devices and apps in their homes, according to a new study from Internet threat education body Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA). A research […]

February 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Study: US users bundling 7 video services

2020 has seen an accelerated transition of viewing from traditional channels to free and subscription streaming video services, as consumers had more options to choose from and more time at home under Covid restrictions, according to The NPD Group’s new TV Switching Study, which tracks changes in the ways US consumers view and buy digital […]

December 15, 2020

Research: Pandemic heightens US online entertainment consumption

The second tranche of Hub Entertainment Research’s Predicting the Pandemic research tracking the impact of the pandemic shows how it has accelerated the already well-established shift to online consumption of entertainment content, across multiple facets of the leisure economy. Highlights from the November findings: As many Americans moved indoors for the fall [autumn], large proportions […]

December 11, 2020