While not Netflix-specific, the latest Ooyala Global Video Index is showing continued rapid growth in the use of online video. Some highlights:
- Mobile and Tablet viewing account for more than 10% of all online video viewing.
- More than 20% of mobile viewing time was for content more than an hour long (i.e movies, live sports)
- Tablet audiences spent more than half of their online viewing time watching premium long-form content (i.e. movies)
At a speech to a media industry group recently, CRTC vice-chairman Peter Menzies said that the commission could no longer act as a gatekeeper in a digital world that may no longer have gates.
"(We need to find a way to act) as an enabler of Canadian expression, rather than a protector. We can't tell Canadians what to watch, nor should we."
Sources - Netflix expands Super HD and 3D streaming to all of its members, GigaOm
Ooyala Global Video Index: 2Q 2013, research report
One-third of Canadians watch TV Online, CRTC says, CBC News
Communications Monitoring Report 2013, CRTC report.