Digital measurement firm comScore is acquiring set-top box data measurement specialist Rentrak in an all-stock, share-for-share merger that could set venerable TV ratings firm Nielsen back on its heels.
FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at how over-the-top video viewers are watching, accessing and talking about the content they're seeing, drawing on numbers from the second quarter from some of the top audience measurement firms including Nielsen, comScore and Rentrak. Special report
At the end of the first quarter of this year, I took a snapshot of some of the measurement data being released by three of the most prominent audience ratings firms in the U.S.: Nielsen, of course, Rentrak and comScore. Nielsen had just begun to follow the lead of its younger, more multiscreen-concentrated cousins and added a social media engagement metric to its ratings reports, and so for the first time the industry had a chance to compare how each firm was looking at engagement around TV series both on traditional television and online.
How are audiences watching video today? FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at how OTT viewers are watching, accessing and talking about the content they're seeing, drawing on numbers reported by some of the top audience measurement firms including Nielsen, comScore and Rentrak.
Yahoo is fighting online ad fraud by partnering with several third-party measurement companies, including comScore, DoubleVerify, Integral Ad Science, Moat and others, to enable independent verification of display and online video ads that appear on its sites. The move allows advertisers running campaigns on Yahoo to choose from a number of different measurement solutions to verify that they're getting appropriate returns on the money spent to place ads.
What are online audiences watching this year? How are they engaging with their content across platforms? In this quarterly update we'll present some raw stats released by online audience measurement firms including comScore, Rentrak and Nielsen.
Apple maintained its dominance in the U.S. smartphone market over the summer, according to the latest figures from research firm comScore. Given the boffo opening sales weekend Apple had for its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, that lead is likely to swell through the fall.
"May turned out to be a banner month for mobile," research firm comScore noted, pointing to its new research showing that mobile platforms--smartphones and tablets--combined to account for 60 percent of "total digital media time spent," up from 50 percent a year ago. The firm also said that mobile apps accounted for more than half of all digital media time spent in May at 51 percent.
It's not always easy to condense an event into a few words, but in the case of tthis year's TM Forum Live, key buzzwords immediately spring to mind: NFV--the much-discussed Network Functions Virtualisation--big data analytics and the digital enterprise.
The number of online video viewers keeps growing steadily, and those who have completely cut the cord from pay TV are happy with their decision, a pair of newly released reports from comScore and nScreen Media reveal. But pay-TV providers are battling the trend.