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NPD: Netflix grabs 61% of digital video market, Apple at 4%

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
News Categories: iTunes

According to the latest data from The NPD Group, Netflix dominated the digital movie market between January and February 2011, grabbing a 61 percent share of all films downloaded or streamed during that time period. Comcast held the second place position in the market with an eight percent share, followed by Apple, DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable, each of which grabbed four percent of the market. Based on information from the company’s VideoWatch Digital tracking service digital video now accounts for 25 percent of all home video volume. The company also collected consumer satisfaction numbers for four digital video models—electronic sell-through (EST), Internet video-on-demand, cable video-on-demand, and subscription streaming—and found that while consumers feel EST services such as iTunes have the most current releases available, Netflix was credited with providing the best overall shopping experience and value.

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No surprise here. I pay $11/month and can stream unlimited content from Netflix. iTunes (AppleTV) requires a pay by the movie. I only stream through iTunes when the content is not available on Netflix.

Simple view: Just released movies = Apple TV/iTunes; All other movies = Netflix (via Apple TV connection)

Posted by drakebullet on March 16, 2011 at 10:05 AM (PDT)

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