Published July 1st, 2015
Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 10, although no date has been shared yet for when the Xbox One will move to the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform base. Sony’s PlayStation 4 meanwhile is doing quite well, selling more than 22 million units.
Both Sony and Philips are in the midst of rolling out their Android TV devices. Sharp, which also has Android TV devices, quite unexpectedly announced it will run Roku on some other models. Panasonic meanwhile decided to go for Firefox OS this year.
Apple is still very silent about Apple TV, although there are many hints and rumors indicating an upcoming public SDK. Google was also not very vocal about Android TV and Chromecast at Google I/O, with only minor software updates being announced.
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Total TV usage was down 4.2% on a total day basis for 18-49 viewers, with English-language broadcast networks losing 10.3%, according to Pivotal Research Group.
Ad-supported cable networks accounted for a 40.7% share (down from 43.3 a year ago); English broadcast network usage now accounts for 19% (versus 20.4% a year ago); and video game console usage, 9.2% share (8.7% in February 2016).
National TV commercial (C3) impressions among 18-49 dropped 7.2%, with prime time down 4.8%.
Pivotal says total national TV advertising loads in minutes per hour were up to 10.8 from 10.6. Viacom networks commands the largest 18-49 C3 commercial share -- at 15.3%. NBC Universal is next at 13.6%; Time Warner, 12.2%; 21st Century Fox, 10.5%; Disney-ABC Television, 8.6%; Discovery Communications, 6.8%; Scripps Networks Interactive, 5.4%; CBS, 5.3%; and AMC Networks, 4.0%.