There were more video views on mobile devices in Q3 than on any other device, continuing a growth trend that began with the earliest iterations of Ooyala’s Global Video Index. But it’s the kind of video that viewers are watching on mobile devices that we found most interesting in Ooyala’s Q3 2016 Global Video Index.
This article originally appeared on Streaming Media.com.
Share your Netflix password? Maybe loan a friend your HBO password for the weekend? Aye, bucko, it’s a pirate’s life for you.
But, while media companies could be losing revenue—as much as $500 million annually, one study estimates—from the “friendliness” of subscribers, password sharing isn’t a major worry, even though a Consumer Reports survey found nearly half of Americans admit to it.
About 25% of British and a whopping 48% of Australian consumers have accessed some online films illegally (compared to 21% and 33% respectively for TV programs), but legal streaming levels have soared to the highest levels ever seen, said a report from the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office and TNS Australia.
Piracy remains a significant competitor for Netflix in Mexico, CEO Reed Hastings said at an event in Mexico City today.
Meanwhile, Hastings said the company has about 5 million subscribers in Latin America and has yet to break into the black.
Netflix launched in Latin America and the Caribbean in October 2011, its first major expansion into a market after its inaugural international deployment in Canada in 2010, a market that has seen significant growth – and profit.
You’ve heard it a thousand times: more and more consumers are watching tv shows and movies via broadband. Some are even cutting the cord entirely, foregoing spendy cable packages in favor of online video alternatives.