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German online TV usage to triple by 2015

There are currently 1,275 online TV channels in Germany and the total number of videos watched daily will triple by 2015, according a report from the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting and consultancy Goldmedia.

It notes that 151 million videos are watched daily in Germany, with the bulk of the traffic coming from free sites like YouTube. Broadcasters’ catch-up services, including ARD-Mediathek, ZDF-Mediathek, RTL Now, and other sites with professionally-produced content are gaining market share, the report notes, adding that 65% of internet users in Germany now access online video services.