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Juergen Fenn on Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:58:28 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Middle East crises and Japan disaster lead to an increase of online, TV viewers

The revolutions in Tunesia and Egypt and the civil war in Libya as well
as the earth quake and tsunami leading to a nuclear catastrophe in Japan
have lead to a sharp increase of users viewing TV on-line. I have just
come across a blog post by web TV provider Livestation that says the
number of users has risen by 1047 percent (sic!) in the first quarter of
2011, making it the first profitable one in the company's history. The
blog post says there are some 10 million viewers per month now watching
international news channels such as BBC World News, AlJazeera, or
AlArabya on the peer-to-peer service, as access is free to everyone who
installs the client necessary. Mobile sessions also increased to some 15
million in March 2011.



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