Telenor Norway reports its seen an uplift in viewing to its TV services during the Corona crisis.
New statistics from Telenor’s TV service T-We show that households are seeing an average of a 461 minutes on content per week, representing a 28% increase. This includes additional viewing at morning and at lunch when viewers are spending more time consuming news bulletins.
“In concrete terms, this means that every TV customer is now watching 2,084 minutes of content per week. There is no doubt that the corona crisis is affecting our television life,” says Camilla Amundsen, TV and broadband manager at Telenor.
Sundays have historically been the weekday with the most TV streaming on Telenor’s network. On Sunday, March 22, Telenor registered a new record in the TV platform T-We with 45 per cent more traffic in the network than the last Sunday in February.
Daytime is also seeing a significant increase with up to 50% more TV viewing and streaming than normal, and customers now rent nine times more films in T-We than before the crisis.
Telenor says that this has placed additional pressure on the network, which Telenor says it is constantly monitoring to ensure quality is maintained.