comScore offers measurement of OTT viewing on TV screens

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 
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comScore Introduces Breakthrough Service to Measure Over-The-Top (OTT) Content Viewing on TV Screens

  • comScore ‘OTT Intelligence’ Based on Total Home Panel, Which Now Spans 12,500+ U.S. Households

RESTON, Va. — comScore today announced comScore OTT Intelligence, a syndicated service that measures U.S. household viewing of over-the-top (OTT) content on television screens. This new service is based on the company’s proprietary Total Home Panel – a breakthrough research platform that measures consumer behavior across home network-connected devices.

OTT content viewing represents a growing segment of the cross-platform television viewing landscape, but until now the behavior has been difficult to quantify. Though it is well-known that OTT services like Netflix are gaining in importance, the inability to measure activity streamed through TV-connected devices – for example, streaming boxes/sticks, smart TVs, and gaming consoles – has made media measurement for OTT a challenge. comScore OTT Intelligence now illuminates this previously difficult-to-measure segment of the viewing market.

“With very limited insight into viewing behavior across providers, the OTT market has largely been a black box,” said Mike Rich, comScore vice president of emerging products. “As more TV viewers look beyond traditional content sources, it’s more important than ever for networks, content producers, device manufacturers and others in the ecosystem to understand this growing segment of cross-platform viewing.”

comScore OTT Intelligence is delivered to subscribers through a dynamic user interface that provides a single-source view of dozens of OTT content providers including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube. Reported measures include household reach, audience size and demographics, along with a variety of usage metrics. Data can be segmented for cord-cutting and cord-never homes, as well as those with a cable or satellite subscription.

The foundation of comScore OTT Intelligence is comScore’s Total Home Panel, a true single-source research platform designed to measure the realities of cross-platform media consumption today, which currently measures media consumption across more than 12,500 households and 150,000 active devices per month.

comScore OTT Intelligence is available now. Clients interested in subscribing to the service should contact their comScore account representative.

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