Barclays Reduces U.S. Ad Growth Forecast

Barclays Capital analyst Anthony DiClemente on Thursday cut his U.S. advertising growth forecast for 2012 and 2013. He now predicts 4% ad growth, down from 4.6 percent in 2012, and 1.9%, instead of 2.3%, in 2013 due to “the choppy economic data since our last update in April.”

BARCLAYS CAPITAL ANALYSIS

Barclays: OTT No Threat To Broadcasters

What’s the real threat to broadcasters from over-the-top service’s like Aereo? Very little, according to a report from Barclays Capital. “While we tested the Aereo service and thought that it worked well,” writes Anthony DiClemente, media analyst at Barclays, “we think that the overall value proposition of cutting the cord is still not overly compelling.”