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Disney+ gets out in front of Netflix: When it comes to launching and announcing pricing for its ad-supported tier, that is.

On today's episode, we discuss why Spotify is cautiously optimistic, the potential of video podcasts, and whether TikTok Music could be the next big podcast app. "In Other News," we talk about why people buy smart speakers and how crucial gaming is for Netflix's future. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic and senior account director Michael Civins.

Among US companies investing in digital video advertising, the share that did so exclusively on YouTube increased from 47% in Q4 2021 to 60% in Q1 2022, for a total of roughly 9,300 companies in the US.

HBO Max’s reputation is at risk: Cost-cutting moves from the debt-ridden company have consumers worried about the streamer’s future.

Ditching Netflix to pay for groceries: Consumers in the US and UK show a willingness to cut back on media and retail subscriptions as the cost of living skyrockets.

What’s next for TikTok? The social video behemoth could be expanding into music streaming services to challenge Spotify and Apple Music. We look at other tech segments ripe for a TikTok takeover.

CTV spend will see a downturn after Roku’s Q2: Months of macroeconomic pains and murky CTV credibility hurt the sector’s ad spend.

On today's episode, we discuss the most pressing questions related to Netflix: did its earnings present a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty picture, what to make of this new timeline for its ad-supported tier, and does the company have more Netflix-specific or industry-wide problems? "In Other News," we talk about Nielsen ONE's YouTube measurement capabilities and which streamers consumers are debating saying goodbye to next. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

Advertisers use a different strategy on YouTube than on other digital video platforms. In Q1 2022, more than 40% of US video ads on the Alphabet-owned platform were post-rolls, and almost 30% were mid-roll ads. On other video platforms, 97% played before video content.

The NFL’s streaming service is full of ifs and buts: Deals with other streamers complicate the league’s attempt to flex its viewership.

Netflix recently announced it's set to introduce an ad-supported tier. But what’s the lay of the ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) land in markets around the world? Join our analyst Bill Fisher as he hosts analysts Paul Briggs and Matteo Ceurvels to discuss a few of the markets Netflix is looking to disrupt.

Focusing on TikTok: As the social video platform cuts jobs around the world and deals with the departure of its chief security officer and accusations of data harvesting, we weigh in on what’s next.

Netflix losses deepen as it bets on an ad-supported future: An early 2023 ad launch is good news for marketers, but may not be enough to reverse churn.

Netflix is the perfect testing ground for Microsoft’s adtech: The tech giant lacked a high-demand, growing catalog of content to flesh out its ad offerings.

Smart TVs are the most popular connected TV (CTV) device in the US, finding a home in 59% of households with these devices. Some 30% use Amazon Fire TV’s streaming sticks and boxes, while 28% use those of Roku.

Netflix announces its long-awaited ad partner: The streamer’s partnership with Microsoft will ease anxiety about its rushed ad-supported tier.

The streaming advertising race just got tighter: A partnership between Disney and The Trade Desk could reshape the streaming landscape.

YouTube gains views on connected TVs: Our look at quarterly digital video trends also shows midterm elections are boosting local TV ad spending.

TikTok reconfigures its social commerce strategy: As western consumers fail to embrace livestream shopping en masse, the social media platform is forced to dial back expansion plans.

On today's episode, we discuss what to expect from Prime Day 2022, Instagram's projected growth, what Americans watch on TV, the latest social commerce moves, movie theater ads 2.0, an unpopular opinion about comparing TV and digital video, how much time we spend doing meaningless work tasks, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Blake Droesch and Paul Verna and senior director of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.