“Online video is quickly becoming online television,” declares a new study from Ooyala, which looked at trends in multi-screen video consumption from broadcasters and entertainment networks around the world during March 2013. Among the various findings from the report, connected viewers watched live broadcast video 2.5 times longer than video on demand (VOD), while 77% of time spent watching mobile video was with content longer than 10 minutes, such as movies, sporting events, and TV shows.
The researchers note that these events offer significant revenue opportunities through mid-roll ads.
Long-form video accounted for a large share of broadcast content consumption across each of the devices measured. For example, mobile video viewers spent 57% of their time watching premium broadcast content between 30 and 60 minutes long during March. Long-form video also accounted for almost 60% of time spent with broadcast video on a desktop. While tablet viewers spent more time than other device users with short-form content, they still spent 47% of their broadcast video viewing time with content between 30 and 60 minutes long. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.