February 27, 2008 10:53 ET

Wi-Fi TV Touts Research That Online Consumers Spend Almost Twice as Much Time Using Internet as Watching TV

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Wi-Fi TV Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTVN) today pointed to new research by IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence, as another compelling reason why Wi-Fi TV's Social Internet TV ( is the perfect product for a new generation.

"Reading the IDC research indicates that young people have migrated from traditional TV to the Internet. Wi-Fi TV's combination of live TV, live chat, and an increasing array throughout 2008 of interactive social communication via the Internet, places Wi-Fi TV with the right platform to reach millions of consumers world wide," said Alex Kanakaris, Chairman and Founder, Wi-Fi TV.

"The new generation of TV is interactive and Internet delivered and that is what Wi-Fi TV is all about. Our strategic plan is to continue rolling out new and exclusive Wi-Fi TV stations and to continue the enhancements to design and technology so that we have the right arsenal to move up the ranks among global web sites," Mr. Kanakaris added.

"As the new features are rolled out, we will focus our efforts on continuing to raise our number of registered users and sales while also expanding our appeal throughout the United States, China and Europe," Mr. Kanakaris concluded.

According to an IDC press announcement on Feb. 19, 2008, "If you have an Internet connection, chances are you are spending much more time surfing the Web than watching TV. A new IDC study of consumer online behavior found that the Internet is the medium on which online users spend the most time (32.7 hours/week). This is equivalent to almost half of the total time spent each week using all media (70.6 hours), almost twice as much time as spent watching television (16.4 hours), and more than eight times as much time as spent reading newspapers and magazines (3.9 hours)."

"The time spent using the Internet will continue to increase at the expense of television and, to a lesser extent, print media," said Karsten Weide, program director, Digital Media and Entertainment at IDC. The data also show that consumers tend to use the media they grew up with. The older the respondents, the more they consume TV, newspapers, and magazines; the younger they are, the more the Internet displaces usage of traditional media. The types of devices employed to access the Internet will continue to diversify, and Internet usage will become more mobile. In addition to desktops, laptops, and mobile phones, a new category of "web gadgets" such as the Amazon Kindle, the Nokia N800, and the Apple iPod touch will use Wi-Fi (connectivity) to access the Internet.

The IDC study, "U.S. Consumer Online Behavior Survey Results 2007 - Part One: Wireline Usage," outlines the results for wireline (i. e., non-mobile) Internet usage from the 2007 U.S. Online Consumer Behavior Survey, which was designed to provide a comprehensive overview of U.S. consumers' online activities. Results are based on a sample of 992 U.S. residents 15 years of age or older who frequently use the Internet, including quotas by gender, age group, ethnicity, region, and income.

IDC ( is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company, with 2006 revenues of $2.84 billion.


Wi-Fi TV™ is a pioneer of TV on the Internet. Wi-Fi TV Inc. has long touted the coming convergence of TV and the Internet, and provided the first online movie in December 1995.

Wi-Fi TV Inc. provides Social Internet TV™, a new generation TV delivery platform that has a geographic sphere out-distancing any traditional cable or over-the-air TV broadcaster.

The Wi-Fi TV website ( is the only place on the Internet where you can watch hundreds of TV stations and chat with others watching the same program in a live chat box directly under the viewing screen, and get breaking news for each country and category listed, and download a free dialer and make phone calls and host live video parties all on one website.

The Company was launched in 1995 and has been publicly traded since November 1997.

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