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  • Published In : Jan 2024
  • Code : CMI6198
  • Pages :160
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  • Industry : Smart Technologies

The TV Ad spending market size was valued at US$ 212.27 Bn in 2023 and is expected to reach US$ 298.12 Bn by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% from 2023 to 2030.

The TV advertising spending market has long been a cornerstone of the advertising industry, with its reach and influence spanning decades. For years, companies allocated significant portions of their marketing budgets to TV ads, thereby leveraging the medium's ability to deliver brand messages to a wide and diverse audience. The allure of prime time slots and the power of storytelling through visuals and audio made TV advertising a dominant force in consumer engagement. However, the landscape has undergone transformative shifts in recent years. The advent of digital platforms, streaming services, and online video content has challenged the traditional TV ad spending paradigm. Advertisers face the task of navigating a multi-platform landscape, where viewer preferences have evolved and attention spans have shortened. As a result, the market has witnessed a reallocation of ad budgets, thus prompting a delicate balancing act between traditional TV advertising and digital alternatives.

In this dynamic environment, understanding consumer behavior and optimizing ad campaigns for maximum impact has become crucial. While TV ad spending remains significant, the rise of digital advertising channels offers precise targeting, interactive formats, and measurable results. Advertisers are grappling with the need to adapt their strategies to align with changing viewer habits, exploring opportunities for integrated campaigns that span both traditional TV, and online platforms. The TV ad spending market continues to evolve as advertisers strive to create cohesive and compelling narratives that resonate with audiences across various touch points.

TV Ad spending Market Regional Insights

  • North America: North America is the largest market for TV Ad spending, accounting for a market share of over 39.40% in 2022. Historically, North America, particularly theU.S., has been a major player in the TV ad spending market. With a large population and a well-established TV industry, the region has seen substantial investments in TV advertising. However, the rise of digital media and streaming services has led to a shift in consumer behavior, prompting advertisers to adapt their strategies to encompass both traditional TV and digital platforms.
  • Europe: Europe market for TV Ad spending accounts for a share of over 20.9% in 2022. European countries also have a strong tradition of TV advertising. The market here varies from country to country, with some nations having a significant reliance on traditional TV ads while others are quicker to adopt digital alternatives. Regulatory policies in Europe have also played a role in shaping the TV ad landscape, with restrictions on certain types of advertising influencing spending patterns.
  • Asia Pacific: Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market for TV Ad spending, accounting for a market share of over 28.1% in 2022. The Asia Pacific region has witnessed rapid growth in TV ad spending due to increasing urbanization, rising middle-class populations, and expanding media markets. Countries like China and India have become key players in the global TV ad spending arena. However, like other regions, the shift to digital media and mobile devices is reshaping advertising strategies.

Figure 1. TV Ad spending Market Share (%), By Region, 2023


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  • Analyst Viewpoint:

The TV ad spending market continues to be driven by live sports events and shows that command large viewership. Major events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup see substantial rise in ad spending every few years. However, evolving viewer habits with growth of streaming platforms pose a potential restraint. Younger audiences are shifting to on-demand content on digital platforms which could impact reach of linear TV ads.

The market is also expected to see opportunities from rising political ad spends in the United States during election years. Regional markets like China and India offer promise given the scope for higher TV penetration. Asia Pacific has emerged as the fastest growing region aided by economic expansion and growing middle-class in large countries. Meanwhile, Western Europe remains the most lucrative market area aided by high TV viewership and spending power of consumers.

Within TV formats, cable networks may see comparatively faster ad growth than broadcast networks. Newer targeted ad offerings using data and programmatic buying are allowing advertisers to reach niche audiences more efficiently. Nonetheless, measurement challenges remain a key market restraint with technologies like ad-blocking and disconnected TV viewing. On the whole, the market is in transition with both conventional and new forms of TV co-existing for the foreseeable future.

TV Ad Spending Market Drivers:

  • Wide audience reach: Television has historically been one of the most effective mediums for reaching a broad and diverse audience. Advertisers are drawn to TV's ability to broadcast messages to a large number of viewers simultaneously, thus making it a suitable choice for campaigns targeting mass audiences.
  • AI-powered human-centric marketing campaigns: As organizations navigate the complex world of artificial intelligence (AI), brands leveraging a "human-at-the-core" approach are creating impactful and engaging campaigns, potentially driving up TV ad spending. A prime example is EY's "The Face of the Future" campaign, launched in October 2023. The campaign features a unique and ever-changing animated face composed of over 200 EY employees, thereby emphasizing the human element driving positive AI implementation. This people-centric narrative tackles real-world concerns surrounding AI adoption while showcasing its transformative potential. By focusing on emotional connection and human empowerment through AI, EY is tapping into a powerful storytelling trend resonating with audiences. This approach differentiates their campaign from purely technology-focused narratives, thus offering a more relatable and engaging experience. The omni-channel campaign utilizes TV as a key platform to reach wider audiences. The use of cutting-edge AI visual and voice technology, typically reserved for blockbuster movies, further elevates the production value and visual impact of the TV ads. This high-quality storytelling which is coupled with the relatable human-centric message, makes the campaign ideal for engaging TV viewers and sparking conversations about AI.
  • Growing target marketing through digital advertising: The driver propelling increased spending in the TV advertising market is the expansive growth of target marketing through digital advertising. Advertisers are strategically leveraging the capabilities of digital platforms to precisely target their intended audience segments. This tailored approach enhances the relevance of TV ads, thereby ensuring the resonance with specific viewer demographics. As companies recognize the efficacy of reaching niche markets through digital channels, the investment in TV advertising experiences a surge. The trend reflects a paradigm shift towards a more personalized and data-driven advertising landscape, where the synergy of digital precision and traditional TV broadcasting becomes instrumental in achieving heightened engagement and impactful brand communication.

TV Ad spending Market Opportunities:

  • Integrated campaigns: The TV (TV) market is expected to witness for explosive growth, with connected households doubling to 115 Mn by 2024, surpassing traditional pay TV's 56.6 Mn. This rapid shift presents a lucrative opportunity for marketers seeking performance-driven, hyper-personalized brand experiences as part of their multichannel strategies. However, optimizing and streamlining TV/OTT advertising remains a complex challenge. A key obstacle, as highlighted by MediaPost, a media company, is hitting the "frequency sweet spot" for TV ads. Optimizing ad frequency is crucial for maximizing engagement without annoying viewers. This is just one of several hurdles, that the marketers must navigate within the increasingly fragmented media landscape, where staying ahead of the curve is critical. With TV advertising projected to exceed US$30 billion in 2024, brands will be vying for attention in this fast-growing format. Seizing this opportunity requires embracing end-to-end TV solutions that seamlessly integrate within audience-centric multichannel campaigns. By doing so, brands can ensure the ideal ads reach the right people at critical moments, maximizing the impact of their TV investments.
  • Data-driven insights: The increase in TV ad spending is driven by the transformative influence of data-driven insights. Advertisers, armed with advanced analytics, leverage intricate consumer data to make informed and strategic decisions. This precision allows for tailored campaigns, thereby optimizing audience targeting and content relevance. The result is a more efficient allocation of resources, ensuring maximum impact and return on investment. The era of data-driven insights in TV advertising not only enhances the effectiveness of campaigns but also reshapes the industry landscape by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability to evolving viewer preferences and market dynamics.
  • Addressable TV advertising: India's TV ad market is on the cusp of a revolution with the arrival of addressable advertising. On December 11, 2023, Tata Play, a leading DTH platform, introduced the technology, thus allowing for targeted ad delivery within the same program. This means different viewers will see different ads based on their demographics, interests, and even purchase behaviors. Addressable ads also unlock the power of data analytics. By leveraging viewer data from set-top boxes and other sources, brands can create dynamic ad campaigns that adapt in real-time, thereby delivering the most relevant message at the most opportune moment. This dynamic approach keeps viewers engaged and increases the effectiveness of ad campaigns.  For broadcasters like Tata Play, addressable ads open up a new revenue stream. With targeted ads delivering higher engagement and better results for brands, they can command premium rates for ad slots. This incentivizes further investment in addressable ad technology, thereby creating a win-win situation for both brands and broadcasters.
  • Cross-screen campaigns: The driving force behind escalated TV ad spending lies in the realm of cross-screen campaigns. Advertisers recognize the imperative to navigate diverse media landscapes, spanning traditional TV, and an array of digital platforms. This strategic approach acknowledges the evolving viewing habits of audiences across screens, from television sets to smartphones, and tablets. By seamlessly integrating campaigns across these various screens, advertisers maximize exposure and engagement, thus ensuring a pervasive brand presence. The synergy of cross-screen campaigns not only broadens reach but also aligns with the multiscreen behaviors of modern consumers, solidifying its position as a pivotal driver propelling the TV ad spending market forward.

TV Ad Spending Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 212.27 Bn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 5% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 298.12 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Delivery Platform: Cable TV, Satellite TV, Others
  • By Time Slot: 20 Seconds, 60 Seconds, and More than 60 Seconds
Companies covered:

Procter & Gamble, Amazon, Comcast, AT&T, General Motors, Verizon Communications, L'Oréal, The Walt Disney Company, Ford Motor Company, Samsung Electronics, Unilever, Toyota Motor Corporation, NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Alphabet Inc. (Google), and Johnson & Johnson

Growth Drivers:
  • Wide audience reach
  • AI-powered human-centric marketing campaigns
  • Growing target marketing through digital advertising
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Declining TV viewership among young generation
  • Shift towards digital advertising
  • Shorter attention spans of viewers

TV Ad spending Market Trends:

  • Innovations in Ad measurement and attribution: TV (TV) is captivating global audiences, with nearly 2 billion viewers worldwide. This increase in popularity disrupts traditional content consumption across markets, influencing not just viewers but also media giants. In the U.K., for instance, a third of TV viewers access content through devices like smartphones, while 70% of ad-supported VOD (AVOD) users engage weekly. Public broadcasters are even jumping on the bandwagon, thus recognizing TV's growing influence. This shift aligns with advertisers' needs in a challenging economic climate. TV stands out for its impressive return on investment (ROI), far surpassing other channels. Moreover, studies indicate that streaming service ads fare better with viewers than linear TV ads, further boosting advertiser confidence. This optimism translates into substantial investment: global TV ad revenue is projected to reach US$29.6 billion by 2024, with an additional US$10 billion expected over the following four years (2024-2028). TV's popularity signals a transformative trend for the TV ad spending market. With its high engagement, growing audience, and favorable ad reception, TV offers a fertile ground for advertisers seeking to optimize ROI and reach engaged audiences through a premium platform. In the years to come, a continuous growth and innovation in the TV space is expected to be witnessed, thereby solidifying its position as a cornerstone of successful multi-channel advertising strategies.
  • Increased focus on video content marketing: A conspicuous trend shaping the TV ad spending market is the heightened emphasis on video content marketing. Advertisers are recognizing the unparalleled power of visual storytelling to captivate audiences. As viewers increasingly consume content through various digital platforms, the demand for compelling video content rises. This trend aligns with changing preferences, reflecting a cultural shift towards immersive and dynamic storytelling. Advertisers, in response, allocate substantial resources to create engaging video advertisements, thus leveraging the emotive impact of visuals. This evolution in content strategy underscores the industry's recognition of video's unparalleled ability to convey messages effectively and foster deeper connections with diverse audiences.
  • Integration of advanced technologies like AI and analytics: A prominent trend shaping the TV ad spending market is the seamless integration of advanced technologies, notably AI and analytics. Advertisers are leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance targeting precision, automate content optimization, and personalize viewer experiences. The infusion of analytics provides advertisers with comprehensive insights into audience behavior, thus allowing for data-driven decision-making. This trend not only elevates the efficiency of ad campaigns but also enables real-time adjustments for optimal performance. The marriage of AI and analytics not only marks a technological evolution in TV advertising but also underscores a commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation in a landscape increasingly defined by data-driven strategies.

TV Ad spending Market Restraints:

  • Declining TV viewership among young generation: A substantial restraint in the TV ad spending market is the discernible decline in TV viewership among the younger generation. As younger audiences increasingly gravitate towards digital streaming platforms and on-demand content, traditional TV channels face a considerable reduction in viewership. Advertisers are challenged to connect with this elusive demographic through conventional broadcasting channels, impacting the effectiveness of TV ad campaigns. The shift in preferences towards digital alternatives underscores the necessity for advertisers to diversify their strategies and explore platforms that align more closely with the evolving media consumption habits of the younger demographic, posing a significant obstacle for sustained TV ad spending growth.
  • Shift towards digital advertising: A significant restraint in the TV ad spending market is the notable shift towards digital advertising. As audiences increasingly migrate to online platforms, the traditional TV landscape faces the challenge of retaining viewership and ad revenue. Advertisers are compelled to reassess their strategies, grappling with the impact of cord-cutting and ad-blocking technologies. The saturation of digital content contributes to the fragmentation of viewership, thus making it challenging for TV ads to capture audience attention. This digital shift poses a hurdle for traditional broadcasters, necessitating adaptation strategies to remain relevant and competitive in an evolving media landscape dominated by the pervasive influence of digital advertising.
  • Shorter attention spans of viewers: A notable restraint in the TV ad spending market is the challenge posed by the shorter attention spans of viewers. In an era dominated by rapid information consumption and multitasking, capturing and retaining audience attention within the brief duration of TV ads becomes increasingly difficult. Advertisers face the hurdle of crafting compelling messages that resonate swiftly, thereby adapting to the accelerated pace of modern lifestyles. The prevalence of shorter attention spans emphasizes the necessity for concise, impactful content. Failure to address this restraint may lead to diminished ad effectiveness, urging advertisers to explore innovative formats and narratives to engage viewers effectively within the limited attention window.
  • Counterbalance: The TV ads needs to be made shorter with proper method of capturing the attention of the audience with specific compelling messages.

Recent Developments

New product launches

  • Amazon launches new ad-supported streaming service: In July 2022, Amazon will be launching a new ad-supported streaming service called "Freevee." Freevee will offer a selection of movies and TV shows from Amazon's library, as well as original content. The service will be free to watch, with ads.
  • Google launches new TV ad format: In June 2022, Google announced that it would be launching a new TV ad format called "TrueView for Reach." TrueView for Reach is a non-skippable ad format that is designed to help advertisers reach a wider audience. The ad format will be available on YouTube and other Google-owned properties.
  • Netflix launches new ad-supported tier: In April 2022, Netflix announced that it would be launching a new ad-supported tier in the near future. The ad-supported tier will be priced lower than Netflix's plans, and it will offer a selection of movies and TV shows from Netflix's library.

Acquisition and partnerships

  • In March 2023, the Trade Desk acquired Tapad, a leading cross-platform advertising technology company. The acquisition will allow the Trade Desk to offer advertisers a more comprehensive view of their customers across all channels, including TV, digital, and mobile.
  • In February 2023, Comcast acquired FreeWheel, a leading TV ad tech company. The acquisition will allow Comcast to expand its advertising offerings and compete with Google and Amazon in the programmatic TV ad market.
  • In January 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery acquired Xandr, a leading TV ad tech company. The acquisition will allow Warner Bros. Discovery to consolidate its advertising operations and create a more unified platform for advertisers.

Figure 2. TV Ad Spending Market Share (%), By Delivery Platform, 2023


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Top Companies in TV Ad Spending Market

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Amazon
  • Comcast
  • AT&T
  • General Motors
  • Verizon Communications
  • L'Oréal
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Unilever
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast)
  • Alphabet Inc. (Google)
  • Johnson & Johnson

Definition: TV ad spending refers to the financial allocation by businesses and advertisers towards purchasing advertising slots on television networks or channels for the purpose of showcasing their products, services, or messages to a wide and diverse audience.

Frequently Asked Questions

The key factors hampering the growth of the TV Ad spending market are declining TV viewership among young generation, shift towards digital advertising, and shorter attention spans of viewers.  

The major factors driving the TV Ad spending market growth are wide audience reach, AI-powered human-centric marketing campaigns, and growing target marketing through digital advertising.

Cable TV is the leading delivery platform in the TV Ad spending market.

The major players operating in the TV Ad spending market are Procter & Gamble, Amazon, Comcast, AT&T, General Motors, Verizon Communications, L'Oréal, The Walt Disney Company, Ford Motor Company, Samsung Electronics, Unilever, Toyota Motor Corporation, NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Alphabet Inc. (Google),and  Johnson & Johnson.

North America leads the TV Ad spending market.

The CAGR of the TV Ad spending market is 5% 

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