publication . Report . Preprint . Article . 2007

"Lost" on the Web: Does Web Distribution Stimulate or Depress Television Viewing?

Joel Waldfogel;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2007
  • Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research
In the past few years, YouTube and other sites for sharing video files over the Internet have vaulted from obscurity to places of centrality in the media landscape. The files available at YouTube include a mix of user-generated video and clips from network television shows. Networks fear that availability of their clips on YouTube will depress television viewing. But unauthorized clips are also free advertising for television shows. As YouTube has grown quickly, major networks have responded by making their content available at their own sites. This paper examines the effects of authorized and unauthorized web distribution on television viewing between 2005 and ...
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