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ONLINE VIDEO WATCHING SETS NEW RECORD

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A record number of online users watched a record number of online videos during the month of October, according to a study released Monday by Reston, VA-based comScore. According to the study, 184 million Internet users in the U.S. each spent an average of 21.1 hours watching video on the web. Together they viewed 42.6 […]

ONLINE VIDEO BIGGER THAN EMAIL IN U.K.

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Internet users in the U.K. visit online video sites more often than they do their email providers, Home Media magazine reported on Wednesday, citing a study by London-based Experian Hitwise. According to the study U.K. Internet users registered 785 million visits to online video sites in September, up 36 percent from the same month a […]

BLU-RAY TO SURPASS DVD NEXT YEAR

June 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

By next year, Blu-ray will surpass DVD as the preferred home video format in America, and by 2014 it will account for 41 percent of total home entertainment spending, according to a study by the research firm Futuresource Consulting. By that year, DVD spending will be down to 26 percent of combined entertainment spending, with […]

ONLINE TV AND MOVIE WATCHING ON THE RISE

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Having got a taste of online video by watching mostly short clips of home movies on YouTube, PC users are increasingly devoting time to websites offering long-form professional video, particularly full-length movies and television shows. Mediapost.com said on Thursday that in March, viewers spent more time watching Netflix content than any other — 9 hours […]

MAD MEN RERUN RIGHTS BOUGHT BY NETFLIX

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time, a major television series will not be rerun on a broadcast or cable-TV outlet after its original telecast; instead it will be made available exclusively to Netflix’s online subscribers. The series is AMC’s Mad Men, produced by Lionsgate, which reportedly will receive between $750,000 and $900,000 per episode from Netflix for […]

MORE AMERICANS WATCHING VIDEO ONLINE

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By December of last year, Americans were spending a record 14 hours per month watching online video, up 12 percent from a year ago, researchers comScore reported today (Tuesday) in its annual Digital Year in Review. While YouTube continued to represent the go-to site for most online video — “YouTube” was the second-most-Googled word during […]

SPONGEBOB CLOBBERS HULU

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The website TVbytheNumbers, which tracks audience data for broadcast and cable, has been suggesting this week that the number of viewers for some individual TV shows posted online comes close to or is greater than the number for all of the shows combined offered by Hulu, the website owned by Disney/ABC, NBC/Universal, and Fox/News Corp. […]

MORE PEOPLE WATCHING VIDEO ON PC’S — IN PRIMETIME

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While the conventional wisdom until now has been that the use of personal computers poses little threat to conventional TV because people are able to use them and watch TV simultaneously — and do — new studies now indicate that more and more people are watching video online during the primetime period — something that […]

HULU’S FREE RIDE MAY BE ENDING

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hulu, the online site that offers shows from NBC, Fox, and ABC — and is owned by the corporate parents of those networks — may have attracted a sizable number of viewers after its launch two years ago, but that number has failed to expand significantly in recent months, according to Nielsen Research, and neither […]