by Todd Spangler, NY Digital Editor, VARIETY
Originally posted on Variety:
Hollywood is delivering more movies and TV shows via legal digital outlets than ever, although most titles are available for purchase or rental rather than subscription VOD.
As of December 2013, 94% of 808 top films analyzed were legally available in the U.S. through online video-on-demand services, according to a new study by KPMG. The study also found that 85% of 724 of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows were available to American consumers through online video services.
The study indicates that, although piracy continues to flourish, studios and networks are making their content available to consumers in many different ways. “The fact of the matter is, the content is largely available,” said Sanjaya Krishna, principal of KPMG’s Media and Telecommunications practice in the U.S.
KPMG conducted research for the report between October 2013 and December 2013, with research on the availability of independent film titles conducted in March 2014. The firm selected the sample of 808 films…
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