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The TV Renaissance

As Geoffrey A. Fowler of the Wall Street Journal said, we are going through a television renaissance right now. Channels are blurred, shows are binge-watched, and streaming is king. Hulu has been around for a few years now, but they’re about to shake up the market again with their Live TV.

Too Many Choices

In the digital age, choosing a TV station is a lot like trying to find a quality piece of clothing in H&M; it’s in there, but you may not have the patience to find it. Fowler continues, “Hulu isn’t the only service to recognize we need fewer choices, not more. YouTube TV, the Google live service that launched last month, puts search, trending shows and personalized suggestions front and center. Sling TV’s home screen has evolved to include the stuff you watch most. Even Comcast is leading traditional cable companies to adapt with a new X1 cable box that offers ‘for you’ recommendations, plus a voice-commanded remote.”

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Advertising During the Renaissance

With the shift to streaming and digital content, advertisers have an opportunity: adapt and advertise on various platforms. For example, big brands like Johnson & Johnson and AT&T have advertised on YouTube. If a brand is looking to advertise on Hulu, they can opt into choice-based ads where the viewer has the choice of what type of ads to see. If you’re a pharmaceutical company or car company, this is key for targeted marketing. Another benefit of advertising on Hulu is the direct click through for users to purchase a product instantly. Unlike the days of traditional TV commercials, this gives customers and advertisers the ability for instant transactions.

Sources: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-hulu-looks-a-lot-like-the-future-of-tv-1494433910