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95% of Advertisers Plan To Maintain or Increase Programmatic CTV Spend

95% of Advertisers Plan To Maintain or Increase Programmatic CTV Spend

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What’s the latest in the streaming-vs-cable battle for TV viewers? According to eMarketer, Connected TV has officially passed the tipping point and taken the lead. Not only do ad-supported streaming audiences officially outnumber cable TV viewers, but AVOD viewership is expected to more than double the number of pay TV subscribers by 2027. There’s a very good reason for this shift — 43% of Americans say they’re spending more time with steaming because that’s where their favorite content lives. 

And, according to a new study from The Trade Desk, advertisers know this. This increase in CTV viewership is leading many advertisers to bet big on this growing channel. In fact, 95% of advertisers say they plan to maintain or increase their share of spend on programmatic CTV this year. Many of those respondents (34%) are also planning to let their CTV buys take the lead in their upfronts strategies. With CTV being described as a “must buy” by 65% of advertisers (surpassing all other video formats), it’s clear we’ve entered a new era of video advertising — and Connected TV is the new king.

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