Bruce P. Mehlman
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YouTube Accounted for 43.1 Percent of All Videos Viewed Online in May 2010
YouTube.com achieved record levels of viewing activity in May 2010 with an all-time high of 14.6 billion videos viewed, representing 43.1 percent of all videos viewed online. Hulu ranked second with 1.2 billion videos, Microsoft Sites ranked third with 642 million, followed by Vevo with 430 million and Viacom Digital with 347 million.
According to Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, at the end of 2008, Hulu showed more than 240 million videos.
According to a Comcast filing, Hulu represents just 4 percent of videos viewed.
comScore reported that NBC and Fox’s free online TV venture Hulu attracted 38 million viewers in July.
More than 90 percent of estimated Internet traffic in 2013 will come from video- be it television, video on demand, or file sharing between computers.
Cisco also predicts that video chat will increase tenfold between 2008 and 2013.
Cisco predicts the amount of data flowing to mobile devices will double each year, increasing 66 times by 2013.
Video will be the fastest growing category.
Cisco expects Internet traffic (including delivery of content to television and mobile phones) to reach about 56 Exabytes per month, up from about 9 Exabytes per month in 2008.
All the words spoken in all of history is estimated to make up only about 5 exabytes.
Internet traffic will increase fivefold over the next five years, driven in large part by a jump in the amount of video transmitted across the network [Cisco Systems].
Nielsen Online said Hulu served up 373 million video streams in April, up from 348 million in March and 309 million in February.
But Nielsen also said Hulu’s unique visitors had declined, from 9.5 million in February to 8.9 million in March to 7.4 million in April.
While Nielsen reported 8.9 million visitors to Hulu in March, another measurement firm, comScore, counted 42 million.