Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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Cynopsis: DIGITAL
06.04.13

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, June 4, 2013, and this is your first early morning digital briefing.

Digital ad revenues in the US hit $9.6 billion during the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report from the IAB and PwC US. The Q1 2013 number is a 15.6% year-over-year increase from the $8.3 billion in revenue generated during Q1 2012. It’s also a new all-time high for quarterly online ad revenues. “Internet advertising revenue continues to exhibit double-digit growth, even as the business matures,” said Sherrill Mane, SVP/Research, Analytics & Measurement for the IAB. These Q1 numbers “reflect the type of growth that the internet advertising arena has been seeing year-over-year,” added David Silverman, Partner at PwC US.

CONTENT EVERYWHERE

Steve Carell is coming on board as Guest Editor of NBCUniversal’s iVillage and will be featured in content revolving around Father’s Day and parenting. Carell will also sit down for video interview in which he will discuss his family and approach to raising kids. The video interview will be featured across iVillage during the week.

New additions to the Acorn TV streaming lineup include: Midsomer Murders, Set 22 (four new feature-length mysteries); UK-based reality series Time Team; every season of The Forsyte Saga (starring Emmy-winner Damian Lewis from Homeland); a Doc Martin marathon (38 episodes plus two movies); and The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (17 feature-length mysteries).

Cynopsis Digital’s BIG Monetization Summit is now exactly two weeks away. Which means if you want to see speakers from places such as AOL, CAA, Crackle, Mediacom, Revision3, Yahoo, YouTube, Scripps, Starcom MediaVest Group, USA Network, The Weather Channel, and Vuguru, then you want to register before all of the seats get filled. It’s the only place to go on June 18 to hear intelligent people give intelligent advice. This is an undisputed fact.


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**2 WEEKS AWAY**
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Next Gen Video Content Biz Models
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June 18 | TWC, NYC | 8:30am-5:30pm

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Advertising / Sponsorships: Mike Farina, 203.218.6480


ADVERTISING

PulsePoint has launched its real-time bidding (RTB) platform in the UK and Europe. The company recently opened its first European data center to better serve its European clients. To lead sales for the programmatic offering in Europe, PulsePoint has appointed Gareth Shaw, a former Yahoo sales exec, to the position of Programmatic Sales Director.

TECH NEWS

Screenz, a developer of second-screen apps for broadcasters and content providers, will be represented by Red Arrow International exclusively in Europe as well as in other markets outside of North America. Screenz’s product portfolio includes readymade second-screen apps for TV shows in a variety of formats, including game shows and reality-competition series. The company has already created a suite of products tied to existing Red Arrow properties, including a “touchless cooking app” for ABC’s cooking competition show The Taste. Per the deal, Red Arrow and Screenz will also work together to develop custom second-screen products and strategies for broadcasters and their TV shows. Screenz is represented by ICM in the US. Side note: Red Arrow was the distributor behind Netflix’s first foray into original programming — Lilyhammer, starring Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos).

RESEARCH NEWS

The majority of mobile TV viewing happens inside the home, according to the results of a new study from Council for Research Excellence (CRE). In fact, as much as 82% of TV viewing on tablets and 64% of TV viewing on smartphones is happening inside the house.The study, which surveyed nearly 6,000 participants and documented more than 393,000 “TV viewing occasions,” also found that:

  • Drama and comedy are the top two genres for mobile TV viewing: Drama accounts for 31% of tablet viewing occasions and 27% of smartphone occasions and comedy accounts for 20% of tablet occasions and 24% of smartphone occasions.
  • Avoiding ads is not a primary motivator for watching TV on mobile devices; convenience and the ability to binge is: 49% of respondents cited “most convenient” as the top reason for watching TV on mobile devices; only 5% selected “fewer ads.”

A new report from Ericsson projects mobile-data traffic to rise 12-fold by the end of 2018, driven mainly by increased video consumption. The report finds that video unsurprisingly makes up the largest segment of data traffic in networks, and is expected to grow around 60% annually up until the end of 2018. In some networks, Ericsson says video consumption averages 2.6GB per subscription per month.

Let’s continue with the mobile thread: Through the three-month period ending in April 2013, Android commanded the largest share of smartphone sales in the US with 51.7%, followed by iOS with 41.4%, and Windows with 5.6%, according to new data released by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Comparing market share year-over-year, Android grew at a slower rate (+1.4%) than iOS (+2.3%) and Window s(+1.8%).

MOBILE GAMING + APPS

Twitter’s Vine app, which allows users to create and share six-second looping videos, is now available on Android devices. It’s compatible with all Android devices running version 4.0 or higher. The Android app also includes a new zoom feature, which isn’t available at the moment on the iOS version of the app. Other features like support for the front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook, all of which are available on the iOS version, will roll out to Vine for Android in the coming weeks. Vine currently has 13 million users.

EXEC MOVES

Klas Uden has been named VP/Digital and Acquisition Marketing for Hearst Magazines. His role encompasses marketing and acquisition for print and digital edition subscriptions for Hearst Magazine’s 20 US brands, as well as oversight of direct print and digital marketing, internal and external online marketing, and search. Uden will report to Liberta Abbondante, SVP/Consumer Marketing.

NPN Media has hired Maureen Connolly as the new Executive Editor of KnowMore TV, a multiplatform content property that includes an ad-supported website and an upcoming half-hour talk show. In her new role, Connolly will be responsible for positioning the KnowMore TV brand as “the standout source” for health information and advice.


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2013 Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards
The Best in Online Video Content & Advertising

Entry Deadline: June 20, 2013
Late Submissions: June 27, 2013
Awards Event: November 2013 (NYC)

Visit our website for additional information on:
Who Should Enter, How to Enter, Eligibility Period, Categories, Deadlines, Sponsorship Opportunities, Contact Information and FAQ’s.


THE DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY

Fandor, an independent film site that offers a library of hard-to-find feature and short films (largely outside of the mainstream), has launched a new program called Journey Into Film. The program consists of eight curated playlists revolving around one common thread, ranging from “Love Letter to New York City” to “Fantastic Flights,” “This Sporting Life,” and “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.” Each stream is compiled by a film critic and the Fandor staff and consists of a series of feature films and short scenes/films that span several genres and time periods, while still coming back to that one common idea. Interactive visuals and expert commentary provide further insight into the topic and film history. If you’re a film buff, I highly recommend checking it out (I’ve already begun the “Love Letter to New York City” program).


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SAVE THE DATE: Cynopsis Sports Business Summit
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | Grand Hyatt NY

It will examine how the industry is using content, context and digital connectivity to build audiences, engage fans and integrate sponsors locally, nationally and on a global stage.

For sponsor information, please contact Mike Farina at (203) 218-6480.

More information to follow…



Later – Sahil
Sahil Patel, Editor for Cynopsis Digital
06.04.13

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