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Online video viewing to surpass broadcast TV viewing by 2020?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 May 2010 21:20 User comments (5)

Online video viewing to surpass broadcast TV viewing by 2020? According to a new report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Americans will be spending more time watching videos online than via broadcast TV by 2020.
The report, titled The Economics of Over-the-Top TV Delivery: How Television Networks Can Shift to Online Content Delivery, says by 2020, viewers will be watching over two hours of online video daily, surpassing the time they spend in front of a TV.

TDG analyst Colin Dixon says Americans only currently watch 22 minutes of video content online, as broadband Internet is still, for the most part, in its infancy.

The report cites the growing number of Internet-capable devices as the main reason for the strong forecast, including set-top boxes, HDTVs with the capability built-in, and Blu-ray players.

As the devices become more standard in households, consumers "wont be thinking 'I'm watching online video;' they'll be thinking, 'I'm watching TV,'" adds Dixon.

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5 user comments

122.5.2010 21:29

my statistics show in 2020 we'll have flying cars, and chickens will have 6 wings.

223.5.2010 13:19

Originally posted by DXR88:
my statistics show in 2020 we'll have flying cars, and chickens will have 6 wings.
Well technically we do have a flying car right now but tits not a consumer product....

And chickens have 6 wings already......go to local KFC or chrches chicken.....it in the tub!

LOL


I dunno I think most people over 40 watch TV more under 40 watch TV on the computer, there more young people every day so when we have 5-20$ supper fast cheap wireless internet everywhere we more people will be watching the PC.

323.5.2010 13:54

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by DXR88:
my statistics show in 2020 we'll have flying cars, and chickens will have 6 wings.
Well technically we do have a flying car right now but tits not a consumer product....

And chickens have 6 wings already......go to local KFC or chrches chicken.....it in the tub!

LOL


I dunno I think most people over 40 watch TV more under 40 watch TV on the computer, there more young people every day so when we have 5-20$ supper fast cheap wireless internet everywhere we more people will be watching the PC.

The only way that I see 6 wings on a chicken besides a bucket, is if WWIII came, but then we would see other animals w/addition appendages as well.

427.5.2010 6:05

With any luck, the cable companies will pull their collective heads out of their collective asses before 2020; and we will see full TV services available through IP; thus greatly reducing the cost to the cable companies while also greatly increasing cash inflow, for an ultimate result of huge profits and happier customers. If they did that, then we would not need to watch 2 minute clips; we could watch the whole episodes...and this prediction would only come half-true (the majority would be online, but they would not be watching 2-minute clips).

...But why would they do that when they can keep using a business model left over from the 70's to provide terrible service at high prices, but without large profits. As american companies, their goals are unanimous and clear: Loose enough money to get the government to give you billions; as this will appear as income, and the CEOs can then get giant bonuses, while cutting jobs and raising rates to "save money".


btw...when I say "ass" or "asses" I am speaking of an animal.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 May 2010 @ 6:13

527.5.2010 7:29

I dont watch tv much anymore.whats the point in watching boring stuff on tv for hours when i can go on youtube and watch hilarous 5minute clips.Tv wants to compete they got to start putting better stuff on tv.as for cable/foxtel/pay tv I dont feel i should have to pay a fee to watch tv so i dont have it.


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