TDG: User-Generated Video Captures Eyeballs, Not Dollars

Research firm rolls out Online TV and the Future of Digital Video Advertising study.
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A new report predicted that user-generated video will continue to account for close to one-half of video streams over the next five years but will not translate that popularity into ad dollars.

According to a report by research firm TDG, Online TV and the Future of Digital Video Advertising, user-generated video will only account for about 4% of video-related ad revenue over the same period. That leaves traditional video, streamed TV shows and movies and made-for-net content with the disproportionate amount of revenue.

How much will that be? TDG predicted that online-video ad revenue will increase almost twentyfold, from an estimated $590 million in 2008 to an estimated S9.94 billion by 2013.

The report warned pay TV operators that online delivery of video directly to TVs is the wave of the future, with programmers bypassing the pay TV operator "gatekeepers" via online distribution, "ironically, by the pay TV operator.”

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