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eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about what people are watching on Disney+, TikTok's latest "curated content" idea, Hulu's new ad formats, box office records, kids' allowances and more.

As more people watch video content on their mobile devices, the nature of mobile video monetization is changing. This is particularly the case for programmatic advertising, which we define as an automated, technology-driven method of buying, selling or fulfilling digital display ad placements. Overall, mobile video ads sold programmatically generated $19.93 billion in revenues in 2019 in the US and will generate $24.87 billion in 2020.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes covers the latest developments on the pay TV front, including a new price hike from a vMVPD, a licensing deal between a network and traditional pay TV service, and legislation that could make life harder, and easier, for providers.

Short-form video apps arrived in China in early 2017 and have established themselves as viable entertainment options, allowing users to create content in 15- and 60-second spurts. In fact, we estimate that average daily time spent with short-form video among mobile internet users has risen from 9.9% of total mobile internet time in Q3 2018 to 13.5% in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, time spent on over-the-top (OTT) apps experienced a slight decline.

Mobile dethroned TV in 2019 as the channel where US adults spent the most time. While it may be a symbolic threshold for now, it’s still notable that the average US adult spent 3 hours, 43 minutes (3:43) on their mobile devices in 2019, compared with the average 3:35 spent watching TV. As recently as 2016, US adults watched nearly an hour more of TV than they spent on their smartphones and tablets (4:05 vs. 3:08).

eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark shares our updated forecast for Netflix adoption in the UK, France and Germany.

Netflix and YouTube may be the video platforms US adults are watching most, but their days at the top may be numbered. New services such as Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+ will fragment digital video viewing time even further. According to our first forecast on time spent watching Netflix and YouTube, both platforms will see their share of daily video time drop in the coming years.

As internet users in China become highly fluent in short-form content creation, "vlogging"—which has not been as popular in the country like it is in the US—seems like a logical next step. And indeed, new research shows that vlogs (video blogs) are on the rise in China. Video platforms like the Tencent- and Alibaba-backed Bilibili are now capitalizing on this type of creator-driven content.

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Nicole Perrin talk about the varying positions that the major social platforms have taken on political advertising. They also discuss early reactions toward Disney+, TikTok influencers and a new community hub feature from Tumblr.

eMarketer sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, midmarket account manager Brandon Galindo and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss initial reactions to Google's new cloud-based gaming service Stadia. Then vice president of content studio Paul Verna talks about the effects of Hulu's price hike, why Spotify is recommending podcasts and Amazon's agenda for its new free music streaming service.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the upcoming video platform Quibi and how much it can affect the current field. They then talk about the consequences of password sharing, NBCUniveral selling ad inventory across all screens and Spotify preparing to serve podcast ads using tons of data.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about CCPA's arrival, TikTok's recent security and misinformation issues, Spotify's position on political ads, Facebook's deepfake ban, Delta Air Lines's "binge button" and more.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes talks about one thing that summed up 2019 for him and some of his predictions for 2020, focusing on the anxiety around the streaming wars.

China has proven to be a hotbed for digital innovations, especially in the past few years. During this time, marketers worldwide have observed the latest trends coming out of the country, applying what they learn to their own markets.

At the end of last year, we asked three important questions about Facebook in 2019.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about YouTube's harassment policy change, Uber's new security report, TV shows with the most longevity, what people are watching on Disney+, where the bar code came from, and more.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about Uber testing ad displays for its cars, YouTube attempting to invite more edgier advertising, Netflix making deals to extend its reach, Plex launching a free, ad-supported streaming service, Americans tell us their favorite Thanksgiving pie flavor, and more.

eMarketer vice president of content studio Paul Verna discusses how another Disney is being created. He then talks about why Facebook is helping users take their photos and videos with them, why emotionless TV ads aren't thinking long term and why there was a flurry of political ads on Facebook over Thanksgiving weekend.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to talk about whether the internet is broken, HBO's Max's strategy, NBCUniversal centralizing ads, the revival of a classic device and more.

eMarketer junior analysts Blake Droesch and Lucy Koch join principal analyst Jillian Ryan to discuss whether companies still need a traditional CMO. What are the new responsibilities of the new CMO, and what can they do to thrive? Jillian, Blake and Lucy also talk about the smartphone shipment rebound and whether people prefer to watch the same content separately, or different content together.