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FreeWheel: Q3–2018 Video Monetization Report

FreeWheel (a Comcast company) recently released their video ad trends report for Q3–2018.

Ad views vs. video views:
1)
Video views — ↑ 18%
2)
Ad views — ↑ 26%
3)
Ad load — ↑ 7%

Share by format:
1)
Full episodes (>5m) — 56%
2)
Live — 33%
3)
Clips (<5m) — 11%

YoY growth by format:
1)
Live — ↑ 56%
2)
Full episodes (>5m) — ↑ 27%
3)
Clips (<5m) — ↓ 20%

Share by device:
1)
OTT — 41%
2)
Smartphone — 19%
3)
STB VOD — 17%
4)
Desktop — 16%
5)
Tablet — 7%

YoY growth by device:
1)
Smartphone — ↑ 63%
2)
OTT — ↑ 45%
3)
Tablet — ↑ 12%
4)
STB VOD — ↑ 11%
5)
Desktop — ↓ 4%

OTT growth: Another recent study from Beachfront Media showed 1,640% YoY growth for OTT ad impressions which has the TV industry rejoicing.

The next big thing: Hulu is opening up its video ad inventory to programmatic through supply-side partner Telaria.

More #1: Big 2018 Just a Sampling of Connected TV’s Potential

More #2: No Need to Future Sell in TV

More #3: Hulu Turns Advertising Into A ‘Strategic Advantage’

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