Expert panelists weigh in on OTT Landscape
New York, NY -- Thursday, March 14, 2019 -- Viamedia will hold a webinar on March 27, 2019 from 3-4 pm EDT to discuss the latest insights into Streaming TV (OTT) and how marketers are best leveraging the platform. Tom Walsh, Viamedia’s Sr. VP of Advanced Advertising Strategy will be leading the call and will be joined by expert panelists: Brian Schwartz, IAB; Greg Bel, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company; Michael Richter, Newsy, an E.W. Scripps Company; and Hannah Brown, fuboTV.
I love to travel. I love visiting new cities, staying in different hotels, people watching at the airport. I especially love watching local ads on television in whatever new city I am visiting. Knowing that every city has their own version of a local car dealership with their kitschy jingle never ceases to amuse me (don’t lie, you love them too). While they are entertaining, they are in no way relevant to my life. I’m not going to buy a car there, nor am I going to hire someone to replace my windows and siding in a different city from where I live.
As a growing number of Americans jump on board with TV streaming services, the television landscape continues to be redefined on a monthly, or even weekly basis. According to an article about the future of TV in The Wallstreet Journal, more than 1 million consumers canceled their cable-TV or satellite subscriptions in the 4th quarter of 2018.
On the other hand however, there seems to be cord-loyalists to contend with. These people are refusing to part ways with their traditional TV services. According to media research firm GfK MRI, almost three-quarters (71%) of all U.S. consumers have a TV cord and plan to keep it. Of those with a pay-TV service, 97% have no plans to cut the cord.