Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:52 AM ET|
This week on Inside the Stream Colin and I cover a number of different topics that have been in the news. First up, NASCAR has signed new rights deals with TV and streaming partners for nearly $8 billion, a huge increase from its current deals.
Next we discuss new research indicating that non-pay-TV viewers will outpace traditional pay-TV viewers by the end of the year. Then, TikTok is encouraging creators to make longer videos, in a move to compete with YouTube. Last, Hub reports that built-in apps on Smart TVs get greater usage.
Listen to the podcast to learn more (36 minutes, 54 seconds)
Friday, December 1, 2023, 10:30 AM ETPosted by:John Ruvolo
As a veteran ad executive once said, "Where there is mystery, there's margin."
Since its 2021 introduction, Google’s PerformanceMax (PMax) has aimed to drive ad performance by modeling historical performance data using Artificial Intelligence models. As an automated ad product, it appeals to those who want to "set it and forget it." Sounds great, right? Well, maybe.
Upon further inspection, the tradeoffs for the marketer emerge, particularly regarding transparency, autonomy, and brand suitability. Some recent findings from Adweek highlight this: Advertisers discovered that Google placed a significant portion of their PMax YouTube ads in the open web – not quite the premium placements they were expecting.
Friday, November 17, 2023, 12:06 PM ET|
LRG estimates that YouTube TV added 600K subscribers in Q3 ’23, bringing it to a total of 6.5 million subscribers. YouTube TV’s growth is by far the strongest of all pay-TV providers, double the growth of Hulu + Live TV and Fubo, with all traditional providers losing subscribers in Q3.
On this week’s podcast we discuss what’s behind YouTube TV’s growth, and also how sports TV continues to be in flux.
Listen to the podcast to learn more (23 minutes, 36 seconds)
Friday, November 10, 2023, 11:15 AM ET|
It’s earnings season, and on this week’s podcast, Colin and I discuss results from Disney, Roku, WB Discovery and Dish. The four companies’ subscriber counts, profitability and shifting business models all provide insights into larger industry trends and challenges.
Listen to the podcast to learn more (37 minutes, 36 seconds)
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