Ready for World Cup 2014? Not Until You See YuMe’s Latest Audience Survey, with Smart TV More Popular Than Smartphone

Survey results underscore a multi-screen consumer reality, both on demand and live, for brand advertisers

REDWOOD CITY, CA – “Did you know that during the 2010 FIFA World Cup event, consumers spent over 26 million hours viewing content online, resulting in the largest online sporting event in the U.S. to date?”[1] Imagine what can happen in four years…

YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME), a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, released its latest survey results showing World Cup viewing habits. Results confirm growing multiscreen viewing trends and support the launch of YuMe’s 2014 World Cup multi-screen advertising package.

This new ad package for brand marketers leverages YuMe’s multi-screen screen reach, scale and interactive ad experiences to drive deep engagement for World Cup audiences.  The multi-layered solution provides brands with a first-to-market opportunity, leveraging the social features within select YuMe ad units such as its award-winning mobile flip unit. The package includes a newly-created World Cup online ad unit designed to generate buzz, excitement and social amplification among consumers, in the months preceding the World Cup itself.

“There is no doubt in the massive shift toward multiscreen viewership among consumers, and it is only amplified during a globally-watched sporting event such as the World Cup,” says Paul Neto, Director of Research at YuMe.

The audience survey polled 879 individuals from a nationally representative panel using uSamp; results gleaned insights into viewers’ planned and past behavior during the event. View the full World Cup infographic, at:

Some of the key results, in addition to the growth of multiscreen viewing and numerous social sharing habits, included:

  • Live streaming will be popular across all devices: computer 33%, tablet 22%, smartphone 11%, smart TV 13%
  • 74% will be watching World Cup matches from either a bar, friend’s home or at work
  • 63% intend to watch highlights on the computer, 23% on smartphone, and 25% on tablet
  • 46% agree that watching on multiple devices is important to them
  • 59% agree that by being able to watch on multiple devices, they are able to watch more matches
  • Over 54% intend to watch online video of completed matches
  • Approximately 50% of viewers intend to watch online video of previous World Cup matches

[1] Source: World Cup Stats: The Net’s Biggest Sporting Event

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc. (NYSE: YUME) is a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data-science driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences across a wide range of Internet-connected devices. Designed to serve the specific needs of brand advertising, YuMe’s technology platform simplifies the complexities associated with delivering effective digital video advertising campaigns in today’s highly-fragmented market. YuMe is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with European headquarters in London and nine additional offices worldwide. For more information, visit, follow @YuMeVideo and like YuMe on Facebook. Current YuMe logos can be found at

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