Millennials have a Netflix account. Gen Z is playing video games.

Published July 25th, 2017

More Americans are using more devices, regardless of age. Which age group is most keen on what varies and could have a profound effect on the future of devices.

In general, smartphones are the most pervasive technology measured among all age groups, according to new data from measurement company Nielsen, which tracks American households that have TVs.

Seventy-three percent of people aged 2 to 20, known as Generation Z, have video game consoles, 7 percentage points more than the next-most-likely gamers, millennials. Generation Z is also fondest of tablets, with 78 percent having one in their homes. But as Gen Z is still so young, it’s possible they’ll lessen their video game and tablet habits as they grow up. People between 2 and 20 account for 26 percent of Americans and is the most racially diverse age group.

Millennials (age 21-37) are the most likely to have access to video-on-demand services like Netflix. Relatedly, they’re most likely to own multimedia devices — technology like Chromecast or Apple TV that streams online content onto TVs.

PCs are most popular among Generation X (age 38-52), 85 percent of whom have one in their homes.

The only device measured that saw substantial declines among all age groups was, unsurprisingly, DVD players. Still, DVD players are available in 62 percent (millennials) to 81 percent (boomers, age 53-70) of households.

Smart TVs and multimedia devices are the least pervasive gadgets among all age groups, but they’re still relatively new. They also have very high growth rates (24 percent to 31 percent year over year).

Source: Recode

24i Media Named Finalist in IBC’s CSI Awards 2017

Industry leading Internet TV app leader honored to be shortlisted for prestigious award at IBC 2017.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 26th, 2017, 24i Media, an industry-leading global TV app developer for the world’s top media companies, today announced that it has been shortlisted in the category “Best TV Everywhere on multi-screen video” in the CSI Awards 2017. 24i is shortlisted for their SmartOTT Backstage solution, part of their off-the-shelf customizable template product, SmartOTT. SmartOTT Backstage is a powerful Content Management system (CMS) designed to empower content owners, broadcasters and operators to unlock the potential of premium video with a service that allows them to enrich and organize their content metadata, offers social interaction, smarter personalized recommendations, continued viewing and superb curated content collections- instantly responsive across devices and regions. “We are honored and delighted to have been shortlisted in the prestigious CSI awards,” said Martijn Van Horssen, CEO, 24i Media. “TV is changing at lightning speed and the always-connected consumer is driving cultural changes in content consumption that impact how companies connect with and engage consumers. In close partnership with our customers, we’re dedicated to the innovations shaping the future of TV and to helping our customers turn viewers into fans through flexible and personalized viewing experiences across all devices.” The awards, which recognize innovation and excellence across several media platforms, are considered to be one of the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry. Being shortlisted for best TV Everywhere solution is a strong proof of our technological leadership in the industry. We’re honored to be amongst the shortlisted companies. The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and will be announced on Friday 15 September 2017 at IBC in Amsterdam. The full list of finalists and further details about attending the awards ceremony are available here. Meet 24i Media at IBC, booth 14.D30 24i Media will be showcasing their feature rich set of TV applications including SmartOTT and SmartOTT Backstage at IBC, booth 14.D30 in Amsterdam, Sept 15-19. Drop by their stand or book a meeting to discover how you can leverage 24i’s next generation tools and technologies to stand out from your competitors and capitalize on their flexible and proven solutions and take your Internet TV ambitions to the next level. About the CSI Awards The CSI Awards, which are celebrating their 15th year, recognize excellence in the broadcast, video, OTT and IoT sectors and are organized by CSI Magazine (Cable and Satellite International Magazine). Established in 2003 the CSI awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. The CSI Awards ceremony will be held on Friday September 15th during the IBC Conference from 6pm to 7.30pm. About 24i Media 24i is an industry-leading global TV app developer with award-winning technology that helps customers develop and deploy apps faster and more efficiently on all devices, screens and platforms. 24i empower broadcasters, content owners and operators with future-proof and flexible tools to create and monetize personalized TV apps, while accelerating time-to-market and reducing cost. 24i’s technology framework powers the digital experience for leading brands around the world, including RTL, Fox Sports, Viacom, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Globo, RTE, NPO, Fuse Media and many more, delivering state-of-the-art OTT apps, designed to maximize ROI, create seamless consumer experiences and build personalized engagements across all platforms, turning viewers into fans. 24i Media is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Copenhagen and Brno. For more information, please visit www.24i.com.