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According to the research firm Parks Associates, up to 30% of the broadband populations in Europe prefer PCs over TVs for watching entertainment. To put this into perspective, here in the United States, only 13% of broadband households prefer the PC over the TV as a video platform. The report also shows these places have a stronger love for free online video sources.

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"The growing online population in Western Europe creates a significant audience for premium pay-TV and digital media services, but building revenues continues to challenge providers because consumers are largely using free sources for video viewing," said Patrice Samuels, research analyst, Parks Associates. "Operators should experiment with free on-demand programming and advertising-based offerings to promote their premium services and other products."

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• European broadband users watch over five hours of PC video per week.
• Germany has the largest fixed broadband market in Western Europe, with over 29 million subscribers. Despite economic challenges, broadband penetration in Spain is in line with the average for the European Union.
• Pay-TV penetration among French broadband households is approximately 81%, and 58% of U.K. broadband households have pay-TV subscriptions.
• In France, 18% of current pay-TV subscribers have downgraded their service to a less expensive TV package within the last 12 months, and another 14% are likely to downgrade. U.K. pay-TV subscribers are relatively satisfied with their service; only 8% are likely to change to a new provider within the next 12 months.
• Almost 50% of Spanish broadband households and 39% of Italian broadband households have watched a full-length movie on the Internet in the past month.

Interesting to hear how other places prefer to watch TV. Do you think the rest of the world needs to play catch up?



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Sounds like some people are watching a lot of free on-line (lets say it STANDARD DEFINITION video) and are happy with a PC sized screen. We prefer
High Def on a bigger screen. They will change in time.

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Sounds like some people are watching a lot of free on-line (lets say it STANDARD DEFINITION video) and are happy with a PC sized screen. We prefer
High Def on a bigger screen. They will change in time.

We are the ones changing. While TV sizes are growing, don't forget lots of tablets, especially with Win8 are about to hit the market. People were already migrating to their tablets and phones for content. Now you may see the masses head there. Especially with all of the great streaming services being offered out there.
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