Young consumers are likely to drive streaming growth in India
February 15th, 2022, Sonika Choubey

Young consumers are likely to drive streaming growth in India

62% consumers between 25-34 years intend to increase consumption of streaming video and 58% expect to up music streaming consumption in the next 12 months

Data from YouGov’s “Global Media Outlook Report 2022 shows urban Indian consumers expect to spend more time with digital media in the future than any type of traditional media.

YouGov’s new report explores how consumption of media has changed globally in the past 12 months and identifies which media behaviours consumers are planning to stick with in the future.

Data from the whitepaper shows that digital mediums have been the dominant media choices of urban Indians in the past 12 months, and they are likely to dominate their choices in the future as well. Among projected increases in digital media sources are websites & apps (63% are likely to increase their consumption), social media (55%), streaming video (53%) and streaming music (49%).

Similarly, within the audio industry, younger generations are set to boost the consumption of streaming music, as well as podcasts. About six in ten (58%) adults between 25-34 years plan to stream more music in the next 12 months, which is higher than the expectations of other age groups. Even though future consumption of podcasts is projected lower than other mediums, its consumption is likely to soar among young consumers (25-34 years) in the country.

Jules Newby, Sector Head of Media at YouGov said, “Our report takes deep dives into the Watch, Listen, Read and Social channels of media consumption. As consumer media consumption patterns continue to evolve and adapt to the pandemic-caused disruption across different regions, our data sheds light on growth opportunities for media planners and brand marketers alike, whilst also revealing which digital trends are likely to stick around in the future, and which global markets and demographics are encouraging this stickiness.

“When it comes to the ‘stickiness’ of consumers’ media consumption behavior, our data suggests that a high proportion of consumers are unlikely to change their media behavior dramatically in the next 12 months. Looking at the growth drivers of media consumption in the next 12 months, all are digital. Video streaming services have further tightened their grip on viewers in the wake of the pandemic and are likely to register the biggest growth in consumption in the coming year.”

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