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Coronavirus: global Internet users’ home media consumption has grown

by Audrey Hazel
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After the outbreak of coronaviruses, the willingness to consume in home media increased significantly, and watching more news coverage is the most popular. China and the Philippines are the most obvious growth countries.


(Chart via Merxwire)

Hamburg Germany (Merxwire) –Confirmed coronavirus cases top 2.5m worldwide, and nearly 1 billion people have been isolated at home. The coronavirus has changed the lives of people around the world, but people in different countries have different preferences for home media consumption. According to a global survey conducted by Statista in March 2020, watching more news coverage is the most popular way of consuming home media, followed by watching more shows or films on streaming services; China and the Philippines are the countries with the largest increase in home media consumption.

Global statistics show that people’s willingness to spend using various home media varies greatly, with an average of 67% of people watching more news coverage, 51% watching more shows or films on streaming services, 45% watching more TV on broadcast channels, 44% spending longer on social media, 36% spending more time on computer or video games, 35% listening to more streaming services, Only a few people expressed their willingness to read more books and newspapers, showing that home media consumption is generally concentrated on the use of the Internet.

Countries have different cultures and habits, and they have different preferences for home media. In addition to watching more news coverage in general, Chinese people be fond of watching more programs or movies on streaming services, Italians and Spanish spend longer on messaging services, and French people watch more TV on broadcast channels. Filipinos spend longer on social media. Interestingly, the proportion of Singaporeans read more magazines and South Africans listen to more radio were double that of the world.

The coronavirus epidemic has greatly increased the time people use computer, communication, and consumer electronics. While fighting the epidemic, you also need to take care of your eyes. Whether you are reading, surfing the Internet, or playing handheld video games, you need to rest for 5 to 10 minutes every half hour to relax your eyes, and do not continue for more than two hours.

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