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May 6, 2013

Online Video Consumption in India Has Doubled in the Past 2 Years 

comScore Video Metrix Data Shows Surge in Online Video Driven by More Viewers Watching More Often 

Mumbai, May 7, 2013 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the latest comScore Video Metrix report showing that total online video consumption has doubled in the past two years to 3.7 billion videos per month. This dramatic growth has been driven by a sizeable increase in the number of online video viewers, in addition to increasing consumption per viewer. The total online video audience in India has grown 74 percent to 54 million viewers, with the average viewer watching 18 percent more videos and spending 28 percent more time viewing. 

Online Video Viewership in India
March 2013 vs. March 2011
Total India – Age 15+ Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore Video Metrix
  Unique Viewers (000) Videos (000) Videos per Viewer Minutes per Viewer
March 2011 31,944 1,863,927 58.3 337.8
March 2013 54,025 3,713,118 68.7 431.5
2 Year % Change 69% 99% 18% 28%

“The rapid online video growth we’re witnessing in India represents a significant opportunity for both marketers and media companies in India,” said Kedar Gavane, Senior Director, comScore India. “Even in the very mature market of the U.S., online video has become one of the hottest sectors of because of the value marketers place on video ad inventory. As the Indian online video market begins to realize the value of its existing inventory while continuing its growth in viewers and consumption time, there will be substantial upside for the key players in this market.” 

Top 10 Video Properties by Unique Viewers

Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online video property in March with 31.5 million unique viewers, followed by Facebook with 18.6 million, and Yahoo! Sites with 8.2 million. Video ad platforms VDOPIA (6.4 million viewers) and TubeMogul (5.5 million viewers) rounded out the top five, highlighting that these platforms can deliver reach similar to that of the top video content networks. 

Google Sites also led the pack in total video views delivered at nearly 2.1 billion, representing more than half the total online video market in India. Facebook ranked a distant second with 150 million views, followed by Dailymotion.com at 83 million. While Google Sites also ranked at the top in terms of average viewing time, Dailymotion was a strong #2 at nearly one hour per viewer during the month. 

Top Video Properties in India by Unique Viewers (000)
March 2013
Total India – Age 15+, Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Property Unique Viewers (000) Videos (000)* Minutes per Viewer
Total Internet : Total Audience 54,025 3,713,118 431.5
Google Sites 31,519 2,068,156 257.8
Facebook 18,606 150,565 21.9
Yahoo! Sites 8,243 37,566 14.6
VDOPIA.com 6,444 23,492 1.5
TubeMogul Video Ad Platform 5,507 29,113 1.4
Dailymotion.com 4,275 83,002 59.6
Adotube 3,960 6,015 0.6
Komli Play 3,912 17,423 2.3
Viacom Digital 3,724 11,661 7.1
VEVO 2,880 13,704 13.6

About comScore

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

Amarpal Singh
Senior Marketing Manager APAC
comScore, Inc.
+65 6221 9100
worldpress@comscore.com



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