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About this report
The 2016 U.S. Cross-Platform Future in Focus leverages several data sources unique to comScore:
The report is based primarily on behavioral measurement from comScore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, which provides deduplicated reporting of digital audiences
across desktop computers, smartphones and tablets, and comScore Mobile Metrix®, which provides deduplicated reporting of mobile web and app audiences across
both smartphones and tablets. The report also includes survey-based mobile data from comScore MobiLens®, as well as TV/Cross-Platform behavioral data from the
comScore Xmedia™, comScore OnDemand Everywhere® and comScore TV Everywhere™ product lines.
o Electronic Sell-Through (EST): The consumer pays a fee to purchase or perpetually licenses a digital reproduction (i.e., movie or TV show). This licensed reproduction could be in the form of a file
downloaded to the consumer’s internet-connected device or local hard drive, or via access to the content in a virtual storage locker or cloud-based service for streaming on demand to the end-user.
The major digital retailers here are Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu and others.
o Free on Demand (FOD): Operator-based free on demand content, usually offered via broadcast and cable networks for free or with advertising.
o Internet Video on Demand (iVOD): The temporary license (i.e., a rental) of a program for a limited and pre-determined viewing period (such as 24 or 48 hours) for on-demand viewing by an end-
user. The program may be downloaded and stored locally on the end-user’s device, or accessed online via streaming from digital retailers like Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation
Store, Xbox Video and Vudu.
o Over-the-Top Subscription Video on Demand (OTT SVOD): Refers to the delivery of audiovisual content streamed over the internet without the involvement of an internet service provider (ISP) in
the control or distribution of the content. The ISP is neither responsible for, nor is able to control, the viewing abilities, copyrights, and/or other redistribution of the content, which arrives from a third
party and is delivered to an end-user’s device from online subscription services like Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and Netflix.
o Mobile: The combination of smartphone and tablet. When data is referring specifically smartphones or tablets, it will be labeled accordingly.
o Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD): For a fixed, recurring fee, subscribers may have unlimited streaming to a licensed catalog of content for the duration of their active subscription
term. Subscription terms may be as short as one month (e.g., Hulu Plus, Netflix) or as long as one year (e.g., Amazon Prime). In addition to SVOD via over-the top (OTT), SVOD can also be delivered
via Cable Video on Demand (cVOD), which is on demand content streamed or downloaded via a cable, telecommunications or satellite provider (e.g., HBO, Showtime, Starz).
o Transactional on Demand (TOD): A temporary license (rental) of a movie or special event from an operator for a fee for a limited and pre-determined viewing period (such as 24 or 48 hours) for on-
o Unique visitor: A person who visits an app or digital media property at least once over the course of a month.
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Digital Media 8
Social Media 28
TV & Cross Platform 37