Digital TV News: The Diffusion Group

TDG: Disney+ likely to be well received
Mar 13, 2019 – New research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription service, Disney+, will likely to see solid interest — assuming it comes to market at the right price.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Michael Greeson, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, USA

TDG research shows sensitivity of Netflix subscribers to price rises
Jan 16, 2019 – Research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that, while subscriber reaction to Netflix’s recent price increase varies relative to degree, even minor variations may have significant implications.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Michael Greeson, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, USA

Roku Users less likely to subscribe to legacy Pay-TV
Oct 23, 2018 – It is a fact that the use of dedicated streaming devices is correlated with lower uptake of traditional pay-TV services. However, research from The Diffusion Group finds that one brand is particularly detrimental to legacy interests: Roku.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Michael Greeson, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, USA

eSports evolving from ‘Novelty’ to ‘Next Big Thing’
Sep 12, 2018 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), eSports has been silently exploding, out of the mainstream eye for years but now capturing the attention of companies throughout the interactive entertainment and gaming space.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Patrick Perez, Digital TV, Market Research, USA, Worldwide

Entertainment plays second fiddle for Amazon Prime subscribers
Jul 25, 2018 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), 79% of Amazon Prime users cite free shipping as the primary reason they subscribe to the service. Only 11% cite Prime Video, with a collective 10% citing Prime Music, Photos, Reading, Twitch, or other benefits.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Michael Greeson, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, USA

Amazon dominates U.S. Direct-to-Consumer TV network subscriptions
May 16, 2018 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), Amazon Prime Channels accounts for more than half of all direct-to-consumer subscriptions. Its dominance is especially prominent among premium DTC apps including HBO, Showtime, and Starz.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Michael Greeson, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, USA

LiveRamp launches IdentityLink for television
Mar 5, 2018 – LiveRamp (NASDAQ: ACXM) has announced the extension of its IdentityLink platform to television. For the first time, brands, agencies, programmers and technology platforms will be able to execute people-based TV media planning, buying and measurement that is scalable and secure across the TV ecosystem.
News categories: LiveRamp, Allison Metcalfe, Anneka Gupta, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, USA

Big-3 SVOD players to triple original content spending by 2022
Jan 30, 2018 – The Big-3 SVOD players – Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video – will shift an increasing percentage of their content budgets from licensed content to originals. By 2022, the amount invested in originals will triple to $10 billion annually, according to The Diffusion Group.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Brad Schlachter, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, USA, Worldwide

U.S. legacy pay TV services to lose 26% of subscribers by 2030
Nov 29, 2017 – The future of U.S. residential pay-TV services will be wrought from an intensifying clash between virtual operators like Sling TV and DirecTV Now, and traditional cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV providers. Unfortunately the battle will be for a larger slice of a declining market, according to The Diffusion Group.
News categories: The Diffusion Group, Joel Espelien, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, OTT, Satellite, USA