Online Video Stats Say It All


A recent report from technology research firm In-Stat
indicates that the potential market for online video content worldwide
will grow from 13 million households in 2005 to 131 million households
in 2010. One of the drivers behind this growth is the widespread
adoption of broadband, and In-stat predicts that by 2010 there will be
413 million broadband households worldwide, up from 194 million in

While having the ability to view and download online video
content is one part of the equation, the other part is enabling people
to easily access both professional and user-generated content.
Aggregators such a Google, Yahoo!, AOL and Apple have all thrown their
hats into the online video ring and are competing for eyeballs with the
likes of YouTube, MySpace and other social networks. Recent data from
Nielsen//NetRatings show that YouTube is attracting significant numbers
of Internet users, particularly those over 35 years old.

It is still the early days for the online video market, but
there is little doubt that the Internet will grow in significance as a
distribution platform for video content. This presents portals and
aggregators with an opportunity to generate pay-per-view and
advertising revenue; it posses risks to traditional broadcasters who
may lose audience online, and it opens up another arena for advertisers
and marketers.

A selection of charts from eMarketer’s eStat Database
illustrates (as well as any words can) the growing consumer usage of
online video.

For more information on and an analysis of online video, read eMarketer’s

“Online Video Advertising: Promises and Challenges” report. – Online Video Stats Say It All

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