I think this simple stat and marketshare beachhead says a lot about the trends in watching video.
STAT OF THE DAY: Almost Everyone Online Is Watching Video
Rory Maher, Feb. 18, 2010
“86% of the total U.S. online population, or 178 million people, viewed online video content during December 2009. That’s up about 20% from last year and almost as large as the number of US citizens living in a household with TV (292 million). Source: comScore”
I am very interested this since it appears that North America is catching up with the rest of the developed world. Now if only our cable, tel, and mobile networks would too!