US Advanced TV ad revenues to top $4 billion in 2014

By Robert Briel
October 16, 2009 09.56 UK

The pay-TV industry will start to see success in advanced TV advertising beginning mid-2010, with US revenues topping $130 (EUR 87 million) million by year-end, according to research by Parks Associates.

Consumer demand for time-shifted TV viewing on VOD and PVR service platforms, combined with the broad deployment of Canoe Ventures’ national addressable TV advertising platform, will drive the growth in advanced TV advertising. By 2014, US addressable, interactive TV advertising revenue will exceed $4 billion (EUR 2.7 billion) , accounting for nearly 12% of total cable, DBS, and telco TV ad revenue.

Advanced TV advertising includes traditional linear 30-second ads and non-linear ads that include VOD and PVR advertising and interactive formats, such as overlay, tags, IPG banners, microsites, RFI, showcases, and telescoping.

“Major US cable television operators, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) TV providers, and telcos have identified advanced advertising as a key revenue opportunity moving forward,” said Heather Way, research analyst with Parks Associates, in a statement. “In the short term, digital TV operators continue to ramp up their investment in advanced advertising solutions as a preemptive move to sustain ad revenues. In the long term, the investment serves to grow the advertising business segment.”