Massive Netflix streaming increase due to coronavirus

Hanno Labuschagne

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Massive Netflix streaming increase due to coronavirus

For years, TV executives have fretted there is too much TV. Now, with the coronavirus looming large, they are worried there might not be enough.

Because of the pandemic, streaming surged this past weekend, according to Wurl Inc., a company that delivers video and advertising to connected TVs. The amount of time people spent streaming spiked by more than 20% worldwide, including more than 40% in Austria and Spain.

While streaming services haven’t commented on any increases in traffic, researchers are seeing more activity places like Netflix Inc. and Twitch, the online gaming network owned by Amazon.com Inc.

[Bloomberg]
 

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Why though? I mean are people literally not working from home? I mean I'm home but I'm working, so my streaming will still be between normal times.
 

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Why though? I mean are people literally not working from home? I mean I'm home but I'm working, so my streaming will still be between normal times.

No sport, nothing else to watch. I'm assuming the likes of ESPN and other broadcasters face the same problem DSTV/Supersport does.

People aren't going out either. More TV.

Although, I found the other day that when I knew loadshedding was coming I was ready to get the laptop out and watch TV while the battery lasts. The moment they cancelled it - couldn't be arsed. I am a human sheep just like everybody else.
 

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No sport, nothing else to watch. I'm assuming the likes of ESPN and other broadcasters face the same problem DSTV/Supersport does.

People aren't going out either. More TV.

Although, I found the other day that when I knew loadshedding was coming I was ready to get the laptop out and watch TV while the battery lasts. The moment they cancelled it - couldn't be arsed. I am a human sheep just like everybody else.
I've downloaded things on my phone for when there's load shedding, when it's cancelled I'm also like eh.
 

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I've downloaded things on my phone for when there's load shedding, when it's cancelled I'm also like eh.

I'm sure some psychologist or human behaviour expert has done a study and come up with a fancy way of saying that it comes down to control and security.

i.e.: I won't let this useless government dictate when I can and cannot watch TV and if I can beat it it's not that bad and I'm doing better than most others.
 

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Netflix .... and chill....dont forget the chill!!!!
 

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Why though? I mean are people literally not working from home? I mean I'm home but I'm working, so my streaming will still be between normal times.
Not having to travel probably gives 2 extra hours easily.
 

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Bugger, still working, and then Rain gives us a 10 mbps unlimited LTE account, for R479.00 but streaming is limited to 360p.

EISH!!

Could of help those at home get thru the day at home.
 
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