Post by willywonka666 on Dec 31, 2007 7:47:07 GMT -5
MUNICH (Hollywood Reporter) - For the first time in recent memory, Germans spent less time in front of their TVs in 2007 than they did the year before, according to a new survey.
Perhaps distracted by the introduction of such Web sites as MySpace.de and iTunes.de, German kids led the exodus, boding ill for the future of the medium.
According to the preliminary results of an annual study by Germany's television research institute, the GfK in Nuremberg, average per-day viewing in 2007 slipped to 208 minutes, down from 212 the year before. For young people the drop was more severe, to 178 minutes from 184.
Online entertainment consumption in Germany has long lagged that in the U.S. and U.K. But the fact that the major broadcasters also lost ground to smaller channels might signal the beginnings of dissatisfaction with big-time television programming in general.
I can't blame them one bit, tv has been in the crapper for years, I think this could be a trend that carries over to the US and other countries. With the success of youtube and such, it's now been around long enough that we can start to see its effects on tv viewing
Having access to a lot of German TV, I don't blame them one bit...
I know that over the last several months I've lost a lot of things, and one of them has been my smile ... and I have to find my smile because somewhere along the line I lost it and I don't care if people want to make fun of me because I'm an emotional guy...