*More Turkish Viewers Watch Online Video on Facebook Than YouTube*
London, UK, April 7, 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the launch of Video Metrix in Turkey. This online video measurement service, which was the first to market in the U.S. more than four years ago, has been developed to enable comScore’s clients to succeed in the online video marketplace. The debut Video Metrix report in Turkey showed that nearly 3 billion online videos were viewed by 20.2 million unique viewers in February 2011.
“At Nokta, we are firm believers in the value of transparency – not just to our business, but to the marketplace as a whole […],” says Tümay Asena, CEO at Nokta Medya. ”After a quick and easy tag implementation process, we are now looking forward to being able to showcase the full value of our video offering in ways that suit both the targeting needs of media planners, and the Nokta business model. The introduction of Video Metrix, comScore’s video measurement service, will make a true difference to the Turkish market.”
Facebook Most Popular Online Video Destination in Turkey
Social networking site Facebook is not only among the leading web destinations in Turkey, but it also ranked as the most popular destination for online video with 17 million viewers in February 2011. During the month, viewers watched nearly 792 million videos on Facebook, for an average of 46.6 videos per viewer in February 2011. Google Sites ranked second, largely driven by viewers of YouTube videos, with 15.4 million unique viewers and 690 million videos watched during the month. Dailymotion.com ranked third with nearly 14.9 million unique viewers, followed by the largest Turkish platform Nokta Medya. More than 7 million Turkish internet users watched a total of 43.6 million online videos from Nokta.com.
*Rankings based on video properties; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
“Online video viewing has become an essential part of the digital consumer experience in Turkey with 9 out of 10 internet users consuming video content every month,” said Mike Read, senior vice president and managing director, comScore Europe. “Despite its high user penetration, online video remains a relatively nascent industry with continued growth potential as consumers begin to shift from primarily short-form user generated content to long-form professionally-produced content.”
Young Audience Shows Highest Engagement with Online Video
In February 2011, 89 percent of the Turkish online population consumed online video and watched an average of 144 videos per person totaling 14.8 hours of viewing time during the month. Online video engagement, however, showed significant differences by age and gender. Males between the ages of 15-24 viewed 200 videos each, accounting for an average of 20.8 hours of online video viewing during the month, while females in this age group viewed just 12 hours and watched 122.5 videos on average. Online video appealed least to females over 55 years of age, who only spent 8.4 hours watching 91.1 videos per viewer during the month.