Vuclip, a premium mobile video on demand (VOD) service for emerging markets, has released its Global Video Insights (GVI) from a survey it conducted of more than 8,500 users spanning the emerging markets of India, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.
The survey responses reveal a growing propensity among mobile video consumers to view and navigate videos in their native languages on a single over-the-top (OTT) mobile app that also enables them to consume international content at length.
Key Insights of the Vuclip GVI Survey Relevant to the UAE include:
Preference for an ‘All in One’ Mobile Video App
• 82% of survey respondents in the UAE weighed in strongly that they preferred a single over-the-top (OTT) app for finding both regional and international video content.
Preference for App that Speaks the Viewer’s Language
• 75% of survey respondents in the UAE indicated their preference for mobile video apps to enable better video discovery through navigation in native languages.
Localised Content takes Centre Stage
• 75% of Vuclip viewers in UAE have shown preference to watching content in their native language.
• 71% of respondents in the UAE reported a clear preference for availability of Arabic language content.
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Increasing Smartphone Adoption
• 47% of respondents reported to be using Android OS based devices
• 25% of respondents reported to be using iOS based devices
• 14% respondents reported to be using BlackBerry OS based devices
Arun Prakash, COO, Vuclip said: “A diversified content catalogue coupled with an unparalleled viewing experience is what the mobile video viewer wants and what Vuclip has been successfully delivering over the last seven years. The insights validate the importance of catering to the diverse entertainment needs of our subscribers from Asia to Africa. Creating a strong video library backed by gamut of content in regional languages would play a key role in broadening the subscriber base of VOD players.”
The trend statistics in this report were gathered in April 2015 from more than 8,500 Vuclip users in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates. Users were provided with multiple-choice questions and had the option to opt out. No incentives were provided for responding.
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