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  • GfK MRI offering access to consumer insights as part of college competition
    • 10/19/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • GfK-MRI
    • United States
    • English

    GfK MRI offering access to consumer insights as part of college competition

    GfK MRI is offering access to its University Internet Reporter service to students taking part in GfK's NextGen Competition.

  • Meet GfK at Web Summit
    • 10/18/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Technology
    • Global
    • English

    11/06/17 - 11/09/17
    Meet GfK at Web Summit

    Come and meet our GfK team at booth G567 in the PANDA hall.

  • GfK presents fresh thinking on mobile, cross-media research at PDRF 2017
    • 10/11/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • GfK-MRI
    • United States
    • English

    GfK presents fresh thinking on mobile, cross-media research at PDRF 2017

    GfK will be showcasing the latest digital, cross-media research approaches to explore key industry questions and deliver better answers for businesses at this year’s Publishing and Data Research Forum (PDRF).

  • GfK presents fresh thinking on mobile, cross-media research at PDRF 2017
    • 10/11/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • GfK-MRI
    • Global
    • English

    GfK presents fresh thinking on mobile, cross-media research at PDRF 2017

    GfK will be showcasing the latest digital, cross-media research approaches to explore key industry questions and deliver better answers for businesses at this year’s Publishing and Data Research Forum (PDRF).

  • August 2017: Top 10 PC and Console software titles for the Greek Market
    • 10/04/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Greece
    • English

    August 2017: Top 10 PC and Console software titles for the Greek Market

    Download the latest T month's Top 10 PC and Console software titles for Greece

  • At ARF session, GfK MRI will share insights on “cordless” consumers
    • 10/02/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • GfK-MRI
    • United States
    • English

    At ARF session, GfK MRI will share insights on “cordless” consumers

    At an Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) event tomorrow in New York City, GfK MRI’s Karen Ramspacher (SVP, Consumer Insights & Innovation) will shed light on the nuances in today’s streaming consumer groups – from those who have cut their traditional pay-TV “cords” to those who never had one.

  • Unlocking the keys to innovation: Keys to deciphering behavior
    • 09/26/17
    • Financial Services
    • Health
    • Consumer Health
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • United States
    • English

    Unlocking the keys to innovation: Keys to deciphering behavior

    Understanding what consumers really want and do takes more than one data perspective. Marketers today have a wealth of data at their disposal; the challenge is combining it wisely to reveal a true picture of their targets’ needs, desires, and behavior.

  • Driving Innovation: Understanding your consumers' unmet Needs
    • 09/20/17
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Driving Innovation: Understanding your consumers' unmet Needs

    If we don't understand consumers' needs, how are we going to innovate and find new opportunities to develop our brand and products? Discover how to uncover their behaviour and attitudes at both an unconscious and conscious level.

    • 09/14/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Global
    • English

    A rising SVOD tide may not raise subscription prices

    With the number of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services growing, and existing ones getting frequent enhancements, media stakeholders have to wonder when “enough” will become “too much”. How many of these services will consumers subscribe to, and how much will they pay? Is there a road to profitability for market leaders who are investing millions in original content and exclusive licensing?

    Movement in the marketplace

    In the past year, signs of the SVOD market’s vitality have been easy to spot. There are new offerings – some smaller (Britbox) and some larger (Sling TV). A recent entrant, CBS All Access, is finally readying for its likely reason for being – the launch this fall of the streaming-only Star Trek: Discovery series.

    Among the Big 3 SVOD services, we’ve seen enhancements by Hulu, which added ad-free and live-TV subscription options. Amazon expanded its originals and will offer streaming of NFL games in the coming season. Market-leader Netflix seems to have scaled back its ambitions, opting for more curation and showing a willingness to cut ties with expensive but less-successful originals (The Get Down and Sense8).

    And the big recent news hanging over this entire market is Disney’s announcement that it will launch its own SVOD service and pull back its licensed content from other SVOD players – a double whammy for established players in the space.

    How much are subscribers willing to pay?

    We can gain some insight into the SVOD marketplace – at least for the Big 3 SVOD services – by looking at the eighth annual Over-the-Top TV report from GfK’s The Home Technology Monitor™.

    First, we see that the proportion of Netflix subscribers who also subscribe to either Amazon Prime Video or to Hulu – those that are multiple subscribers – has doubled in the past three years, from 10 percent in 2014 to 21 percent in 2017. The good news: We have proof that consumers are open to having more than one paid streaming service. But, on the downside, this may squeeze the amount they are willing to pay for each.

    The most interesting insight comes from our tracking since 2014 of perceived value for each of the Big 3 services. Measured in 2014, 2016, and 2017, we asked regular users of each service what was the maximum they would pay per month for that service.

     

    As we noted in 2016, and now see again in this year’s data, there is very strong indication for a “natural limit” of about $11 per month for any SVOD service. With standard service currently costing $9.99 a month for Netflix, $7.99 ($11.99 ad-free) for Hulu, and $8.25 for Amazon, we can again see there is good news (all are valued higher than their actual costs) mixed with bad (there is little room for additional subscription price increases).

    In particular, Netflix appears most vulnerable. Their standard service is already priced at 92 percent of the maximum price (compared with Amazon at 86% and Hulu at 79%). Also, Netflix’s perceived value showed no change in the past 16 months, while Amazon and Hulu scored positive (albeit small) momentum. Add in the consumer budget squeeze from the increase in multiple SVOD subscriptions, and the days of being able to easily run up revenues through subscription increases may be over.

    Altering the business model?

    While Hulu has advertising as a second revenue stream, Amazon has both very deep pockets and a raft of additional benefits from being a Prime member (shipping, music, e-books, etc.) – perks that Netflix lacks. Netflix’s ability to offset an increasing mountain of debt[1] may be limited by its current business model; it may, at some point, need to consider advertising, program sponsorships, or other streams of revenue in order to make Wall Street happy.

    Pricing aside, many other aspects of SVOD services need to be explored in the future as these services proliferate. What is the total budget for streaming and/or pay TV? How does the wide choice of services fit together? How can services avoid monthly, seasonal, or program-related churn? And, perhaps most importantly, how can consumers easily find their way to the content they want to watch across these multiple platforms? We look forward to partnering with our clients to further explore this space and help drive successful business outcomes.

    Get similar insights – and many more – as soon as they get published by subscribing to The Home Technology Monitor™ in 2017. Aside from the Over-the-Top TV 2017 report, our reports this year include our annual Ownership and Trend Report, Commanding Media (voice commands), TV Everywhere, and SVOD Digital Journey.

    [1] “Netflix is on the hook for $20 billion. Can it keep spending its way to success?”, Los Angeles Times, July 29 2017. www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-netflix-debt-spending-20170729-story.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • GfK MRI’s Baim receives ARF Lifetime Achievement Award
    • 09/12/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • GfK-MRI
    • United States
    • English

    GfK MRI’s Baim receives ARF Lifetime Achievement Award

    Julian Baim – the leading light of GfK MRI's top-quality, innovative research on magazine audiences – will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF).

  • July 2017: Top 10 PC and Consoles Software titles in the Greek Market
    • 09/08/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Greece
    • English

    July 2017: Top 10 PC and Consoles Software titles in the Greek Market

    Download the latest month's top 10 PC and consoles software titles for Greece

  • The mood of the world today – what are people thinking?
    • 09/06/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Home Appliances
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Consumer Life
    • Global
    • English

    The mood of the world today – what are people thinking?

    In this free on-demand webinar, our experts dive into current consumer confidence and other key indicators of the consumer mindset and what it means for individual markets and brands.

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