Friday, November 30, 2012, 10:12 AM ET|Posted by Will Richmond
I'm pleased to present the 157th edition of the VideoNuze-TDG podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon, senior analyst at The Diffusion Group. This week we devote the full podcast to discussing TDG's new report, "Pay-TV Refugees - A Primary Research Profile of Cord-Cutters and Cord-Nevers."
Colin notes that U.S. households with broadband service that don't subscribe to pay-TV have grown steadily in the last 3 years, and are forecast to continue doing so over the next 5 years. We dig into the main reasons behind this - affordability and relevance, particularly for younger consumers.
As I wrote earlier this week, the fundamental question here is what broadband users - presented with a huge new diversity of online video choices, the rising cost of pay-TV and a proliferation of new viewing devices - will do? Admittedly it's still very early in the game and hard to predict what's ahead. But it does seem inevitable, given human behavior, that some percentage will peel off, either dropping pay-TV or not subscribing in the first place.
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Video Research Around the Web
- VAB report: TV still strong, especially in cluttered streaming world The Drum
- Millennials Are Tuning Into Live Online Video—and Live Video Ads OnlineVideo.net
- Internet-Connected TV Viewing Shows Continued Growth Mediapost
- New Netflix Data Reveals When Viewers Commit to TV Shows WSJ
- Upfront/Newfront Effect: High Value, Increased Spending Mediapost
- TDG: Satisfaction With SVOD Driving Millennials Away From Pay TV B&C
- Netflix ‘Monetization Gap’: Streamer Earns Less Per Hour Viewed Than Most TV Networks, Study Finds Variety
- IBC Survey: Consumers Abandoning Shows Due to Costs B&C