Leading television executives give their views on how television has responded to the coronavirus crisis and the future of TV advertising when the storm finally passes. We also asked how they are ensuring there are new television shows to watch, and which crisis advertising campaigns they admire. Sarah Jones, Director of Planning at Sky Media, takes the questions.
Some of the UK’s major commercial broadcasters have been discussing their immediate response to the Covid-19 crisis – how they have sought to mitigate the crisis by meeting the needs of advertisers who are still in-market or quickly returning to market. There is a clear need for flexibility and creative thinking.
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Today, broadband competition is about speed, especially speed into the home, but Deutsche Telekom knows it must move from focusing only on speed and look at how it gives customers the tools to control their Internet experience. Giving consumers more control requires next-gen technology wrapped in a super-friendly UX. The company is determined that the increasingly connected Deutsche Telekom home ‘thinks human.’
The much-anticipated streaming service launched in seven more European markets this week. It provides great value-for-money, will obviously benefit from the current virus lockdowns, and raises questions about how Pay TV operators cope over time with lost content exclusivity, although major European platforms including Sky and Canal+ are among the launch distribution partners. The ad-free service allows up to four concurrent streams and unlimited downloads to ten devices on a €6.99 subscription.
Harnessing data from across the digital advertising ecosystem, ad-tech leader Amobee has revealed the rapid reaction of U.S. brands and agencies to the coronavirus crisis. Many are pausing their spend temporarily, then deciding to stay in-market but often with completely new consumer messages that shift away from activation and towards high-level branding, often value-based.
No prizes for guessing that having been sent home from school and college, in the middle of a crisis that will shape their early lives, young people are watching more telly. The viewing figures would be great news for TV under any other circumstances, but are mixed with a fall in ad revenues, lost programme production and empty sports schedules.
The implications of coronavirus for television and the wider media industry are huge, as they are for every sector and home. In summary, it will mean more viewing, the likelihood of less advertising revenue, a boost for new streaming services, shorter theatrical windows, a growth in esports value and more UGC from youngsters who are off school. This story also outlines what media and technology companies are doing right now as a result of the crisis.