Hong Kong net topsy, US somewhat survy

MUMBAI: When it comes to surfing the internet Hong Kong residents come out on top. A recent survey by Nielsen//NetRatings shows that residents spend nearly 22 hours surfing in February 2005. This represents a 25 per cent growth over February 2004.

The net is not that hot in Italy. Italians on average log eight hours online during the month. Americans spend an average of 14 hours a month surfing. This is close to the worldwide average. Interestingly America is the only country where people have reduced their net uptake. Their net consumption is down by two per cent.

Nielsen//NetRatings senior internet analyst Kaizad Gotla said, "There are many opportunities ahead for companies online, but if they just continue to do what they're doing today, they're only going to move sideways. Acquiring users in markets that are currently in their growth stages will lead to a loyal user base that will pay dividends for Internet companies in the future.

"Shifts in media consumption, steadily improving online offerings, and growing broadband penetration are likely factors in growing the number of online user sessions on a global basis."

Net usage in the US is showing mature growth which is forcing innovation of new web offerings.

The latest global research from Nielsen//NetRatings tracked the Web usage behavior of 12 countries worldwide

The following table gives an idea of the uptake of the net.

Country Feb. 2005 Time Spent Online Year-Over-Year Growth
Hong Kong 21 hours 53 minutes 25 per cent
France 14 hours 25 minutes 19 per cent
Italy 8 hours 15 per cent
Japan 14 hours 50 minutes 12 per cent
Australia 11 hours 39 minutes 10 per cent
UK 11 hours 20 minutes Eight per cent
Sweden 10 hours 29 minutes eight per cent
Switzerland 10 hours 52 minutes Seven per cent
Brazil 13 hours 13 minutes Six per cent
Spain 11 hours 36 minutes five per cent
Germany 12 hours 31 minutes four per cent
US 13 hours 44 minutes Minus two per cent

Latest Reads
Sunny Leone in Discovery JEET’s show Man Vs Wild

Sunny Leone will be displaying her adventurous side as host of the mega-popular survival series Man Vs. Wild. The iconic series will telecast in Hindi on the soon-to-be-launched GEC Discovery JEET. The new GEC will premiere in the second week of February 2018 and the series will feature the...

Television TV Channels GECs
Times Now appoints Sujeet Mishra as marketing head

Times Network, part of India’s media conglomerate, The Times Group today announced the appointment of Sujeet Mishra as head of marketing, Times Now.

Television TV Channels People
Experience space with BBC's new VR experience

The BBC is giving you a chance fly. Home - A VR Spacewalk is an interactive virtual reality (VR) experience launched today for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, and is available to download for free via the Steam Store and the Oculus Store.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Sony BBC Earth presents the Best of 2017

Sony BBC Earth revisits some of its most popular episodes of the best shows in a special programming line-up titled Best of 2017 starting 18 December 2017, every night at 7 pm and 11 pm.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Increased revenue from traditional media boosts Shemaroo numbers

Integrated media content house Shemaroo Entertainment Limited (Shemaroo) reported 18.3 percent higher year-on-year (y-o-y) consolidated total revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2 FY 2017-18, the quarter under review) stood at Rs 1,345.7 million as compared with Rs 1,138.6 million in...

Television Production House Film Production
21st CF spins-off into new live news & sports co Fox

MUMBAI: After the blockbuster acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, the former has announced that it will spinoff into a new brand Fox’ that will seek to replicate its own success in the newly focussed verticals of live news and sports brands. Using fiscal 2017 as a base, the...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
With Star India, Disney emerges as India's largest M&E firm

MUMBAI: Unlike the US, where the merger of The Walt Disney Co and 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets is between two near equals, the scenario in India is totally different. 21st Century Fox’s India venture Star India is a $1.7 billion dollar media and entertainment behemoth while Disney India...

Television TV Channels People
Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 billion

The Walt Disney Co has set up a $52.4 billion, all-stock deal to acquire 20th Century Fox and other entertainment and sports assets from Rupert Murdoch’s empire.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
MOVIES NOW brings #StopDreamingAndStartWinning with 100 Mania Season 5 for its viewers

Movies Now, India’s english movie channel, rings in the festive season with its property ‘100 Mania’, beginning Friday, 15 December at 9pm. In its 5th season, the channel has curated a line-up of some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters like Furious 7, Jurassic World, Disney’s The Jungle Book,...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories