Average Canadian Watched 10 Hours of Video Online in February
TORONTO, CANADA, April 21, 2008 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on the Canadian online video market, based on February 2009 Comscore Video Metrix data, which showed that 21 million Canadians viewed more than 3.1 billion videos online during the month. The average Canadian online video viewer spent 10 hours viewing videos in February, up 53 percent from their average viewing time last year.
“Canada’s high broadband penetration and tech savvy Internet users make it an optimal environment for online video to flourish,” said Bryan Segal, vice president of sales, Comscore Canada. “The combined forces of reach, high engagement and ‘sight, sound and motion’ make online video a particularly attractive brand-building vehicle for online advertisers.”
Google Sites Holds Commanding Lead in Canadian Video Market Google Sites led as the most popular video destination in February with more than 1.6 billion videos viewed (52 percent share of all videos), and YouTube.com accounting for nearly 99 percent of videos viewed at the property. Microsoft Sites ranked as the second most popular video destination with 55.6 million videos viewed (1.8 percent share), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 45.7 million videos (1.5 percent share).
*Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
Canadians Watched Nearly 150 Videos per Viewer in February
More than 21 million Canadian viewers, or 88 percent of the total Canadian Internet population, watched an average of 147 videos per viewer in February. Google Sites attracted the most viewers with 18.2 million watching an average of 89 videos per viewer during the month. Microsoft Sites drew 7.1 million viewers, while Facebook ranked third with 5.8 million viewers.
Other notable findings from February 2009 include:
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