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October 28, 2013 09:00 ET

65% of People Globally Prefer to Watch Full Movies or T.V. Shows Versus Shorter Content on Mobile

Global Survey of More Than 50,000 People Shows Youth Driving This Trend; However Cost and Buffering Top List of Concerns

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2013) - Vuclip, the world's largest independent mobile video and media company, today released its third quarter 2013 Global Video Insights. This quarterly report shines a spotlight on consumer habits and preferences when it comes to viewing mobile video and the latest trend has emerged. Globally, even in areas where fast network speeds are unavailable, people are showing a high level of interest in watching full-length movies and television shows on their mobile phones. And this is even more prevalent when it comes to those aged 18 and under.

Global Mobile Video Viewing Preferences & Concerns

65% of more than 50,000 mobile video viewers worldwide say that they prefer to watch movies or television episodes over brief music videos or movie clips on their phones. When you slice this by gender, males show this bias even more, with 67% of men versus 57% of women preferring longer content on their phones. When you view this data by age, 74% of those under 18 share this preference.

84% of people say if their favorite television serial were available via mobile, they would watch it on their phone. This number rises to 92% when considering those under 18. This is slightly higher for movies with 89% of all global respondents saying they would watch a favorite movie on mobile and 94% of those under 18 saying the same.

Consumers do have some concerns about viewing longer videos on their phones. Among the top concerns were cost (32%), buffering (21%) and the inability to find content they are interested in (10%). This remained fairly consistent throughout the world, although in the US, with some all-you-can-consume data plans still in effect (but rapidly disappearing), concern about buffering tops worries about cost.

"When you see what the under-18 crowd is interested in, that's when you know you have a lens into the future of mobile. We're seeing an important shift as people become more engaged in viewing full movies and television episodes. And apps offer the best possible user experience for this," said Arun Prakash, Chief Operating Officer of Vuclip. "Naturally, consumers do have some hesitations about cost and buffering, but through a combination of the penetration of apps and the deployment of network-friendly adaptive bit rate streaming technologies, these issues can be addressed."

Top Searches Reveal Regional Interests

While the inclination to watch longer content is consistent globally, the types of content consumers are searching for varies by country. Below is a snapshot of top searches in Q3 to demonstrate these differences.

         
United States   India   Indonesia
  1. Jennifer Lopez     1. Shuddh Desi Romance     1. Nikita Mirzani
  2. Justin Bieber     2. Grand Masti     2. Aurangzeb
  3. Pranks     3. Cricket     3. Naruto
  4. Miley Cyrus     4. Katrina Kaif     4. Noah
  5. Shakira     5. News     5. Lionel Messi
  6. Rihanna     6. Aurangzeb     6. Suster Keramas
  7. Michael Jackson     7. Ganesh Festival     7. JKT48
  8. Lady Gaga     8. Astrology     8. Exo
  9. Nicki Minaj     9. Shakira     9. Super Junior
  10. Beyonce     10. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag     10. Tiger JK
               

This shows that the U.S. audience -- even more so than audiences from other countries -- seems obsessed with celebrities. The India audience is mostly likely to search for full movies. In Indonesia there is interest in a balance of bands, celebrities and movies.

Methodology
All of the statistics in this report were gathered via a global survey conducted over eight days. There were more than 50,000 respondents. Users were provided with seven multiple-choice questions and had the option to opt out. No incentives were provided for responding. To see full survey results please view this link. The information for the celebrity searches is a result of our ability to collect anonymous information about what users are searching for, what country they're in, and what devices they're using.

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For millions of people around the world, Vuclip is an essential part of their daily lives. Vuclip serves video on-the-fly, on any device, and in any country, providing unparalleled reach for its partners. Vuclip reaches more than 80 million unique users monthly around the world. Vuclip is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Ottawa. Check out Vuclip on your phone: m.vuclip.com.

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