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As traditional content providers announce plans to get to grips fully with direct-to-consumer services thus giving consumers more reasons to cut the cord advertisers also must change the way they reach consumers says advertising exchange network  provider OpenX.

opnX 11NOv2018The company noted that already the providers are putting in place. their building blocks of the new TV landscape. It noted that newly announced Disney+ already has two new exclusive series from Star Wars and Marvel lined up; AT&T will also launch its new streaming service in 2019 and Fox News is officially set to launch its streaming service at the end of November.

With all this in mind it stressed advertisers have no choice but to adjust to the digital transformation TV is undergoing, fast. As shown in its Consumer Holiday Shopping Report for 2018, OpenX found that more than half of all consumers no longer watch commercials on live television.

In addition, a quarter of shoppers say they spend no time watching live TV at all, including 40% of millennials, 73% of whom don’t watch ads when viewing TV programming and who spend nearly five times more time on a mobile device than watching live TV. Almost a quarter have already cut the cord or never had cable, and another 13% are considering doing so within the next year.

“In 2019, as more eyes shift to data enabled TV viewing like OTT and CTV, advertising will undergo another sea change of engagement,” observed Dallas Lawrence, chief brand and communications officer at OpenX. “ To survive, advertisers must change the way they reach consumers and adopt an omnichannel strategy that does not rely too heavily on traditional linear television.