Online video consumption quadrupled during COVID-19

An overview of online video consumption in 2019 and 2020 across 10 markets during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Time spent watching online video content has quadrupled during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a survey across 10 markets from Limelight Networks. Four hours and three minutes per day were spent watching online videos in April and May 2020, compared to one hour in August 2019.

Consumption is highest in India, where over five hours is spent watching per day during COVID-19, particularly for infotainment content. Scandinavian markets follow at 4:52 (hours:minutes) while Singapore is also above the global average at 4:47.

Japan (+473%) and Germany (+374%) saw the largest increase in viewing time...

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