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U.S. viewers continue to embrace online and mobile video

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 28 Dec 2007 18:16 User comments (1)

U.S. viewers continue to embrace online and mobile video According to the results of a survey conducted in late October of year asking Americans where they get their entertainment, internet based and mobile content is becoming increasingly popular. The study indicates that not only are 36% of U.S. consumers using Cell phones for entertainment, an even larger number are actually creating content with them. Nearly 40% indicated that they watch TV shows online.
"I think for advertisers one of the conclusions is you don't make decisions to advertise either on television or the Internet when you want to hit all the demographics, but rather you need to have a multiplatform strategy," said Ken August, vice chairman and national sector leader for Deloitte & Touche's media and entertainment practice, which commissioned the study. "It shouldn't be an either or proposition."

That appears to be what American broadcasters are doing. The last year has seen in increase in the amount of TV programming available directly from network sites, as well as services like Joost and the NBC Universal / News Corp. owned Hulu. These services offer not just recent programming but also older series for online viewing. At the same time they continue to release more titles on DVD.

Interestingly the study indicates that while viewing may be moving to computers and other devices, advertising dollars are still best spent on TV. While responses indicated that online advertising has a bigger influence on them than magazine, TV leads both by a comfortable margin.

Source: Reuters

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129.12.2007 19:07

This will continue and be embraced due to the fact this is the way of the future. The other factor is that online videos get you to choose wat u want to view without crappy ads in the middle of the show and u can watch it at your convenience.

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