Short-form content remains the most popular type of video viewed on mobile phones. In Q1 2015, videos under 3 minutes accounted for nearly half of time spent watching video via smartphones.
Ownership of traditional television sets in the United Kingdom has fallen to its lowest level since 1972. Figures from the UK industry ratings body BARB show that 1.72 million households declared that they did not have a television set.
Traditional TV viewing took a beating in Q1 2015. Every age group watched less traditional television in the first quarter compared to Q1 2014. The biggest declines are in the 18-24 year olds, where time watching fell over 16%, to 93 hours and 19 minutes a month.
Following the launch of the Netflix and Hulu video streaming services in America, most savvy industry analysts knew that while it wasn’t clear how long it would take for these offerings to gain momentum, one thing was blatantly obvious — the disruption of the legacy pay-TV model had begun.
Over the Top (OTT) television and video entertainment revenues in Latin America — across thirteen countries in the region — are forecast to reach $2.91 billion by 2020, that’s up from the $1.13 billion expected in 2015.
Smartphone video viewers worldwide are most likely to watch video between 8pm and 11pm. As such, and despite smartphone mobility, viewing was most likely to take place at home — with 90% of survey respondents reporting watching at home.
The worldwide pay-TV market has surpassed more than 900 million subscribers during the first quarter of 2015, representing 48 percent penetration, according to the latest study by ABI Research.