Consumer demand for streaming services has opened the door for new players. Snapchat has signed development deals in the past year with Walt Disney’s ESPN, Discovery, the NFL, A+E Networks, Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, and Vice Media. Twitter recently signed on to stream several sports leagues, which is on par with its strategy to carve out their share of the live streaming category. Facebook will stream 20 MLB games for free this season. And YouTube TV is now streaming live TV for cord-cutters around the globe. But it’s not just social networks looking to capitalize on the popularity of streaming. Comcast now allows its X1 customers to stream Netflix seamlessly from their service.
As you can see, things in media are, for lack of better words, complicated. Unpacking who watches what and where is becoming increasingly difficult. So, ThinkNow Research wanted to get back to basics and just ask people how they consume media. In our recent study, ThinkNow Media™, we look at a nationally representative sample of U.S. Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians and non-Hispanic whites to see if there were any major differences in usage across the major media modes.
Special Guest, Maribel Lara, Office of the CEO at VaynerMedia, joins Mario X. Carrasco, Managing Partner at ThinkNow Research for the #ThinkNowMRX Podcast Series, sponsored by Lucid, to discuss the findings of the report:
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