Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Is Video Streaming Killing "Regular" TV? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Let's face it - network television is dying the same slow death that record stores did. It will take a little longer - because, unlike the music industry, television didn't change formats requiring you to re-buy all your favorite content on a different media (e.g. record, 8-track, cassette, CD, MP3).

And, I don't know about you - but after owning a digital video recorder (DVR) for a few years I can hardly watch "live" TV anymore. The commercials drive me nuts! It's way more convenient to just record the shows I want and "zap" through the commercials.

It seems that other people agree as well. According to a 2011 Nielsen report (the folks that count who what and when people watch TV and listen to radio) - people are streaming the heck out of video from all kinds of sources.

The obvious missing element is Netflix - but because people can stream that from all kinds of devices (AppleTV, Wii, Xbox, etc) - it wasn't included. But, I would wager when you throw in Netflix (which currently consumes over 30% of the entire bandwidth of the entire Internet!) - these totals go waaayyyy up.


No comments:

Web Analytics