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Streaming Services Account for 45% of TV Ad Views

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Streaming Services Account for 45% of TV Ad Views

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At the recent FreeWheel Council for Premium Video meeting, which focused on the recent evolution of TV and streaming video, industry experts discussed what the TV advertising world might look like going forward. According to Sabrina Alimi, Director of Advisory services at FreeWheel, streaming services now account for 45% of ad views, in part because streaming can add incremental reach for advertisers. This growth is also due to the recent influx of big networks that have been joining the Connected TV game—this year saw streaming services like Peacock and Paramount+ added to the lineup, and CNN+ is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2022. 

Another topic the council focused on was the increased need for accurate cross-device measurement as consumers continue to adopt streaming services to watch their favorite TV content. Right now, 75% of streaming ads are still viewed on TV screens, with mobile and desktop splitting the other 25%. As more services and devices are added in the coming years, cross-screen measurement will be vital in helping advertisers understand the results of their campaigns. And, as stated during the meeting by Casey Gould, Senior Vice President of Ad Sales at Crown Media, “It’s incumbent on us to find where our viewers are and where they want to consume content.”

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