The period showed Americans preferring “the big screen”.
This article cites a FreeWheel report that found that H1 2020 saw premium video ad views grow over 32% as compared to last year. This is indicative of a 17% YoY increase in video views.
Ad views on Connected TVs (CTVs) went up 42% as compared to 2019. Across set-top boxes and CTV, ad views accounted for 73% of total views in the US. Further, even with the absence of sports, live viewing saw a growth of +38% with increased interest in news consumption and growth of free virtual channels.
The article shares that this growth translates to people preferring a “linear-like viewing experience even on digital platforms”. FreeWheel’s David Dworin expects the trends regarding premium TV, observed through H1 2020, to continue post-pandemic as well.
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