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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Online Video Consumption on TV Screens to Take the Lead Over PCs

New consumer research from Parks Associates reveals that, although personal computers are the most used devices for watching online video, their popularity is declining in favor of traditional TVs. In fact, in the first quarter of 2014, U.S. broadband households watched roughly 3 hours of online video per week on each platform, but the amount of online video consumed on a TV is increasing, up from 2.3 hours per week in 1Q 2013.

The research report, 360 View: Entertainment Services in U.S. Broadband Households, also found 81% of U.S. broadband households watch video on a TV set, while 60% watch content on a computer. Thirty-one percent said they watch video on a smartphone, and 28% watch on a tablet. The PC was the only platform to show any significant decline in video viewing in the past year.

Online video viewing trends are a key topic at the 2014 CONNECTIONS Conference in San Francisco this week. Upcoming keynotes at CONNECTIONS™ include:

  • Charles Cheevers, CTO, Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS— “Gateways and Set-Top Box Evolution: Powering the Future of Home Infotainment,” May 14, 9:45 a.m.
  • Joe Chow, VP/GM - Connected Devices, Cisco Systems, Inc.—“How Can the Internet of Everything Enable Connected Life," May 14, 11:45 a.m.
  • Greg Roberts, VP, Marketing, iControl Networks— “The Internet of Toothbrushes? A Look at the Connected Home Market," May 14, 4:45 p.m.
  • Ken Durand, VP, Innovation - Connected Car, Ericsson— “The Car…Just Another Connected Device?" May 15, 9:45 a.m.

For more information on this research, click here.

For more information on the CONNECTIONS Conference, visit www.connectionsus.com. You can also follow the event on Twitter by searching for or using the hashtag #CONNUS14.

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