Germany Leads Europe in Online Video Viewing

*Internet Users in Germany, Turkey, Spain and UK Watch Average of At Least 30 Minutes a Day of Online Video*

LONDON, UK, 14 June, 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released April 2011 data from the comScore Video Metrix service, showing that Germany leads in online video viewing across several reporting metrics for the European countries currently reported in comScore Video Metrix (France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Turkey and UK).

“Online video is beginning to compete with traditional television viewing for people’s attention, and Internet users in several European countries are leading the way,” said Mike Read, comScore SVP of Europe. “Germany is not only the largest European market for online video viewing but also the most engaged at nearly 20 hours per viewer per month, while several other countries are not far behind.”

Germany is one of Largest Online Video Markets in Europe
Of the markets reported by comScore, Germany ranks as the leader in online video viewing, with 45 million unique viewers watching an average of 187 videos for 19.6 hours per viewer in April. Turkey, with 20.7 million viewers overall, ranked second in terms of engagement with 169 videos viewed for an average 18.7 hours per viewer. The UK emerged as the third strongest online video market in engagement with 166 videos watched for 17.0 hours on average per viewer.

Online Video in Selected European Countries

Ranked by Videos per Viewer

April 2011

Total Audience; Age 15+ – Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore Video Metrix

Videos per Viewer Hours per Viewer Total Unique Viewers (000)
Germany 186.9 19.6 44,928
Turkey 168.6 18.7 20,732
United Kingdom 166.4 17.0 32,594
Spain 150.9 18.4 18,902
France 131.2 12.8 38,658
Italy 114.8 12.8 18,690
Russia 86.8 9.7 39,840

*Excludes visitation from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs

Google Sites Ranks as Top Video Property in All Markets Except Turkey
Google Sites, largely driven by viewing at YouTube, ranked as the leading online video property among all European markets reported in Video Metrix, with the exception of Turkey, where Facebook was the market leader. Facebook is increasing viewership in most countries, and ranked in the top 3 online video destinations in five out of the seven reported European countries. Local online video destinations also ranked among the top 3 in Germany (ProSiebenSat1 Sites), the UK (BBC Sites), France ( and Russia ( Group). Across markets, Vevo’s videos were largely consumed via their YouTube channel.

Top 3 Video Properties in all Reported Video Metrix European Countries

Ranked by Total Videos (000) Viewed by Unique Viewers

April 2011

Total Audience; Age 15+ – Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore Video Metrix

Top Properties
France Google Sites
Germany Google Sites ProSiebenSat1 Sites
Italy Google Sites Vevo
Russia Google Sites Group Gazprom Media
Spain Google Sites Vevo
Turkey Google Sites
UK Google Sites BBC Sites Vevo

*Source: comScore

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