Report: One Quarter of All Online Video Streams Happen During Primetime

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JohnP

 What TV? I have not watched a live TV show or even a DVR recorded one in over a year. Its all using the computer.

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bingojubes

The internet has what people want to see, whenever they feel like watching it. maybe the idea that cable has structured schedules for shows and programing that kind hurts it in a way. if you miss a show while at work, you could record it, i suppose, but having it commercial free across a few youtube videos is a better way to view things.

i have to catch this year's season of F1 online, because of lack of coverage in my area. the channels that have these races on, comcast doesn't provide unless i pay more, so watching highlights streaming online or thru forum posts seems much easier. The internet seems to have the best bang for buck situation there is. i think that even with sports games, thers always updated stats anyways, right? so it's not like you are missing the game, just F5 your favorite sports website periodically for stats and replays.

when i can pay monthly for only channels i want to have, i want an option to pay for only 04, 45, 62, 63, and some of those BBC channels for Top Gear and other BBC programming (their coverage of F1 is spectacular!). not enough interesting variety on television anyways.Too many dance/love/drama shows that are not interesting to me.coupled with advertisements every 5 minutes gets a bit boring. my attention spanm might be decreasing due to television, but my internet attention span is slowly increasing very week.

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bingojubes

i would also like to add that World Cup coverage isn't as great on some american television. sure, you could watch telemundo, cause they are big futbol fans, and show every match there is, whether or not their country is in it. it's displeasing that the coverage is such that it starts off as 1) being overhyped that the US is playing in the World cup 2) full coverage on certain specific players (but ones that issues or super cool names) 3) if the US loses, coverage of rest of tournament disapperars. bumping the world cup for another season of [Insert random demographic here] [insert random NOUN] [ insert random place] (never watched those shows 'cause i no longer have cable.) is kind of a let down. "but they do show it on TV! it's just at 2-3 in the morning, when many of us are sleeping!"

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SmackBlob

In disgust (at too many Cialis commercials, high cost, lousy shows and times) I completely dropped our satellite TV. Living in a region surrounded by mountains, there is no hope for free broadcast TV. So, instead, it's Netflix discs and streamed through the PS3 for us. So far, it is SOOOOO NICE not to waste time and brain cells watching commercials. I don't think I could ever go back. Sure, it would be nice to be able to watch current events--like the Olympics. But when I heard what a mess was made of the coverage of the Olympics last time, I figured that I did not miss much. Someday soon, I hope that we will get more timely--and better--coverage for such things via streaming on the internet.

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fuzzirobot

i hope this doesn't mean they will just start adding more commecials to my online content  because thats why i watch it. one commercial is good right now. i guess the main reason is we can at least pick what we want to atch and that is the big victory for the viewerer .we are not at the whim and control of the broadcaster anymore as far as the time and specific show/content(except ads which suck) we watch. This is something that broadcast TV cannot compete with.

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rseding91

Compaired to streaming a movie/show online TV is garbage. I get better quality from a streamed show and less commercials.

Why would I want to spend a entire hour watching a 40 minute show on TV? - that's just stupid.

Commercials on Cable TV need to die. You already PAY for the cable - why should you have to watch the commercials? As it is now - you are paying to watch all there adds.

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Balgaroo

I have not turned on my TV to watch cable in over 6 months.  I view all my programming online, play console games on my monitor and really do not care about the cable.  I don't even pay for TV programming with Time Warner, I just have it hooked up because I can.  Yeah $30 for internet solves all my entertainment needs and when I throw parties I use my HDMI input to make my TV a clone monitor.  Now if only websites would be content with adds and not go into commercials for revenue.

 

 

If you don't like what I'm saying, if you don't like my spelling or grammar, if you do not agree with my opinion, or disagree with me on a any aspect then fine! I don't care about your opinion.

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admobadmo

Except for some of the Olympics coverage, we watch everything online. I've even taken the batteries out and parked the remote controls. What it comes down to is, if it's not online, and it's not something interesting enough for us to get the dvds, we aren't watching it.

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JohnP

  I have a son that watches Regular TV so I am forced to keep the cable bill running..

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