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Worldwide, Digital Video Viewers Spend More Time with Live Video than VOD
eMarketer / July 1, 2013
Smartphones and tablets increasingly used to watch content
Digital video continues to work its way into the content-viewing habits of consumers around the world. No longer willing to have digital video habits dictated by programmers, networks and cable companies, viewers have shown a fondness for on-demand content. But is video-on-demand (VOD) the most popular form of online video?
Research from video publisher Ooyala suggests otherwise. A March 2013 analysis by the company of its customer and partner database found that digital video viewers were spending substantially longer periods of time watching live video than they were VOD content. In fact, those on PCs spent an average of 40 minutes watching live video on a per-play basis, compared with 3.15 minutes for VOD. Those on tablets spent an average of 16 minutes with live content, and only 3.6 minutes with VOD. A gap also existed among those watching on a mobile device.