Third of millennials watch mostly online video or no broadcast TV

A New York Times (s NYT) survey of over 4,000 online video viewers found that 34 percent of millennials (ages 18 to 34) say they watch “mostly online video/no broadcast TV,” compared to 20 percent of Gen X’ers (35- to 49-year-olds) and 10 percent of boomers (50+). Poynter has a bunch of slides from the survey, which Brian Brett, the NYT’s director of customer research, will be presenting at a conference in Las Vegas Thursday. Headline updated when Poynter updated its headline.

Broadcast networks facing talent shortage

Long accustomed to being the first stop for writers and producers shopping new scripts and series, the Big Four broadcast networks now find themselves fighting for top talent’s attention with Netflix, HBO and other outlets.

FilmOn may turn out to be an Aereo-killer after all

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer’ 35-page opinion in the FilmOn case reads like the first draft of the networks’ eventual Supreme Court brief, with its explicit criticism of the Second Circuit’s reasoning in both the Aereo and Cablevision cases.

Losing the audience

While CBS stations remain dark on Time Warner Cable systems due to their ongoing retransmission dispute,.actor Kevin Spacey offered as trenchant an analysis as you’ll come across of why CBS’ efforts to keep its content on a short distribution leash are misplaced.

More retrans fights ahead

According to a new analysis out this morning from London-based ZenithOptimedia broadcaster networks are likely to see a 2 percent dip in ad revenue this year.

Aereo case turns ugly

It may be that the broadcasters’ threats to sue Aereo in multiple jurisdictions is just bluster. But it’s also a sign of how thoroughly boxed in they feel by the result in New York.

Aereo: Skinny live, deep library

Aereo has no plans to start recreating the full pay-TV bundle by layering on channels that predominantly carry programming for which live access adds little value.

Showdown on the second screen

Viewers increasingly chat in real time about what they’re watching using second-screen devices and social-TV apps. So naturally those second screens are becoming contested ground as more marketers plant their flags.