Walmart, TalkShopLive, Qurate expand livestream commerce options to bring in holiday shoppers: But celebrity guests may not be enough to overcome limited consumer adoption and awareness.

Ad-supported video services stream into Canada: Country is fertile ground as viewers demonstrate heavy adoption across a variety of entertainment platforms.

Next year, connected TV (CTV) ads will move from conception to creative to production faster. That’s according to Michael Hopkins, vice president of go to market at MNTN, who spoke this week on our “Behind the Numbers: The Daily” podcast.

We project over half of the US population will be watching content from at least one ad-supported streaming service monthly by 2026, up from 41.8% in 2022.

Netflix’s “Glass Onion” gives insights into its priorities: Is the company sacrificing short-term box-office revenues in the process?

Global digital video ad revenues will top $360 billion in 2027, according to Omdia. That’s up more than $170 billion from this year. By contrast, video subscription revenues will rise about $30 billion over that period and remain below $120 billion in 2027.

Sports betting has an inextricable brand safety risk: A recent New York Times report unveiled the industry’s murky rise to prominence, drawing further brand safety concerns.

Bob Iger’s second Disney tenure will change its streaming future: The returning CEOs acquisition-heavy strategy could mean further streaming consolidation.

Digital video viewership is being propped up by connected TVs (CTVs), which allow for easy access to streaming apps on the biggest screens in households

Are streaming services inflation-proof? Streaming revenues grew in Q3 despite concerns that inflation and fatigue would lead to subscription cancellations.

Despite the Basic With Ads subscription tier being released just two weeks ago, we’re forecasting Netflix will see US ad revenues of $830 million in 2023, growing to $1.02 billion in 2024. It’s an impressive acceleration in ad revenues, but it puts the company behind a few streaming rivals.

Tostitos achieves 38% increase in brand recall through sonic branding: With digital audio and video consumption both on the rise, the snack brand leverages its new sonic logo for better cross-channel engagement.

Even as we approach a potential ad spend winter, connected TV (CTV) advertising is in decent shape. Netflix and Disney+ just joined the ad-supported streaming game. Cord-cutters are outpacing pay TV viewers. And YouTube is increasingly watched on CTVs. These five charts offer a closer look at CTV’s past, present, and future.

YouTube’s ad frequency capping solution should help campaign ROI: The video giant cites data suggesting advertisers can earn better returns by showing fewer ads.

TikTok reduced its revenue target by $2 billion: An ad spending downturn caught up with the short-form video app that’s staring down internal strife.

We expect US subscription OTT video ad spending to near $10 billion and account for 3.4% of all digital ad spending—and 10.2% of total video ad spending—by the end of 2023.

Disney’s blockbuster streaming numbers aren’t cutting it: Despite a whopping 12.1 million subscribers, investor pressure is pushing Disney to dramatically increase ARPU.

YouTube will have more US viewers than any other over-the-top (OTT) platform, at 231.5 million. Netflix also ranks toward the top, with 169.3 million viewers, and Amazon Prime Video will boast an audience of 152.6 million.

Pro soccer will mark Apple’s first foray into live TV ads: Apple TV+ is one of the last streaming ad holdouts, and the company is honing in on ad revenues.

Nearly 60% of US adults watch digital video on non-TV devices, like laptops, tablets, and smartphones, every day. That’s up from 54% last year, and 27% in 2013.