Long-form content—defined as videos lasting longer than 10 minutes—accounted for more than one-half of the total time people spent watching online video across all connected devices in the first quarter of 2012, up from 25% six months earlier, according to Ooyala's Global Video Index Report.
Long-form content now dominates viewing via connected TVs and games consoles—but is increasingly popular via tablets and smartphones, according to the report:
- Growth in the share of long-form video viewed via connected TV devices and gaming consoles (CTV&GC) reached 88% in the first quarter of 2012, up 31 percentage points from 57% in 4Q11.
- Roughly 40% of the time spent watching online video via mobile and tablet devices consisted of long-form video viewing in 1Q12, compared with 29% for smartphones and 36% for tablets in in the previous quarter.
Below, additional findings from Ooyala's Global Video Index Report for the first quarter of 2012.
Viewing Time Increasing
In addition to watching more long-form video, people are watching each video for longer periods across PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Tablets recorded the strongest growth, with time per play up 58% during the quarter, while time per play via smartphones and PCs grew 36% and 24%, respectively.