Cox attributes this to the “growing popularity of Hulu Plus,” but also says 53% of the time-shifted TV – people watching content that isn’t live – was from DVR and on-demand offerings.
The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones has seriously cut into American’s TV-watching time, new Nielsen data shows.
According to Connected Life, a study of over 60,000 internet users worldwide from global research consultancy TNS, the average Millennial with internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on their mobile devices, the equivalent of 21.7 hours every week.
They’re all positioned as alternatives to the VOD services of traditional pay-TV service providers, some competitively, some complementary.
The survey found 43.1% of respondents were aware their pay-TV provider offers TV Everywhere, up from 41.6% a year ago.
Some 89% of the world’s urban population is now covered by a 3G network, but only 29% of the world’s 3.4 billion people living in rural areas benefit from 3G coverage, added the ITU.
South Africa’s pay-TV subscriber base is forecast to surpass 7.1 million in 2018, earning revenues of almost US$950 million, according to the latest Dataxis research.
Producers from the hit Showtime drama series Homeland want to conserve their show’s profits by limiting free streaming of past seasons on the online service Hulu.
Many analysts have predicted an Indian tour for Netflix in 2016. Going by its recent announcement of featuring Indian content, it could be assumed most of those analysts are right!
Great video experiences will be determined more by the choices the consumer has made – what content, device, broadband speed, network, and ultimately why they are watching – than any industry standards body. Welcome to the customer-grade era.