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A Year in TV 2018-19

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TV viewing is changing. You know this; you watch it differently from how you used to. You probably enjoy it even more too. Viewers have never had it so good. And you know that change brings challenges of course. As some live TV viewing is redistributed into on demand, broadcasters and advertisers are adapting. You are likely adapting too.

But, amidst the change, let’s not lose sight of the facts – TV advertising accounts for 94.6% of the video advertising people actually see (see page 22) and 71% of the profit generated by advertising, according to Ebiquity and Gain Theory.

Nonetheless, we must do things differently to make the most of the world’s most effective advertising.  We need to have a total TV approach.

Live TV continues to fulfil crucial roles in our viewing life – see MTM’s ‘Age of Television’ research on page 18 – but as viewing patterns change, it is fundamental that advertisers use Broadcaster VOD hand in hand with linear TV advertising (see page 24).

The attached PDF is packed full of insight, so we’ll stop stealing its thunder with page signposting. We hope you enjoy it, and if you want a hard copy please get in touch with [email protected].



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Highlights from ITV

Switch on The Voice UK for new singers taking to the stage. The National Television Awards celebrate British TV in all its forms. Love Island continues with a host of brand-new love hungry contestants. White House Farm dramatically keeps unfolding the murder case.

Coming up on UKTV

Feel the heat over on MasterChef USA for its 10th season. Join in the fun with Richard Osman’s House of Games featuring celebrity guests. Watch Frankie Drake Mysteries for an edge-of-your-seat viewing. For an exciting unveiling of stories and mysterious buildings switch on Abandoned Engineering.

Sky Comedy launch edit

What’s on Sky in the next fortnight

Brand new channel Sky Comedy joins the family. Deciding matches in the Carabao Cup Semi Finals. The Righteous Gemstones arrive on screens. The original cast return for The L World: Generation Q. Can a team beat a crack team of detectives to keep a stash of money in The Heist?