Streaming TV Became Twice More Popular in BritainAdded: Friday, March 11th, 2016
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The statistics said that in 2015, the popularity of major streaming services like Netflix and Amazon rocketed, as the typical British TV viewer almost doubled the amount of time spent watching streaming TV. Indeed, the figures are the following: last year, the typical British TV fan watched about 77 minutes per week on subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. In comparison, this figure was only 40 minutes a week in 2014.
However, even with this rapid growth rate in the popularity of the streaming TV industry, traditional TV still prevails, as subscription video-on-demand services only accounted for 4% of the 4 hours and 35 minutes per day of video content watched in 2015 by an average British citizen. Of this, traditional TV viewing accounted for more than 3/4 (3 hours and 51 minutes per day).
In the meantime, YouTube also saw growth by 1/3 in popularity, with viewing up to 85 minutes a week on average. The statistics said that the free streaming platform increased its share of total viewing from 3.5% to 4.4% compared to 2014. However, YouTube claims that viewing per week is actually significantly higher than the statistics said, with viewing growth totaling to almost 60% in the United Kingdom.
As you can see, TV has expanded into new times and places, but traditional TV still dominates viewing. Nevertheless, notable is the growth – albeit only from 24.5 minutes a week to 28 minutes a week on average – in consumption on devices other than the traditional TV sets: tablets, smartphones and laptops. But it is remarkable that in the past years, when so many new technologies have arrived, TV viewing has still remained dominant.
Friday, March 11th, 2016
|There is broadcasting and there is streaming. Streaming is expensive because each viewer does not view the video at the same time stamp. Broadcasting is a lot cheaper because someone can put up broadcast TV shows for a day and just let the stream run. Actually maybe it is a single stream vs multistream set up.||
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