Hooked on lit screens

Enrique Guerrero, Patricia Diego, David Kimber

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The aim of this article is to trace new audiovisual consumption habits, analyzing which screens are preferred by people in Spain when watching different types of content online. In addition, we study the use of second screens, an increasingly common phenomenon. The main sources of data for this empirical study are two original surveys carried out online in May 2012 and in December 2016. The sample size was 1,200 in both cases, and interviews were conducted via the Internet. The target population consisted of Internet users in Spain and the sample distribution was designed to be representative of this population. Our results show that audiovisual consumption habits are changing dramatically, especially when looking at younger users, whose loyalty and attention is even more difficult to attract due to their disruptive practices. In this sense, great uncertainties and risks have emerged in the entertainment industry, although valuable opportunities may also arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1117
Number of pages10
JournalProfesional de la Informacion
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

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  • Audiences
  • Audiovisual content
  • Internet users
  • Online viewing
  • Screens
  • Television


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