Conviva, a company that specializes in providing streaming technology, has produced a report suggesting that competitors who provide inferior services cause viewers to tune out. In 2012, global premium content brands lost $2.16 billion of revenue due to poor quality video streams and are expected to miss out on an astounding $20 billion through 2017, the report said. The company said that last year it watched how viewers reacted to video that was interrupted by re-buffering, slow startups, and low-quality resolution. Overall, it said, roughly 60 percent of all streams experienced quality degradation, resulting in viewers abandoning the videos. On the other hand, it observed, Viewers with a buffer-free experience, short startup and higher definition watch 250 percent more than those who have to put up with disruptions.
Without giving away any spoilers, both the British actors hinted that season seven of 'Game of Thrones' would be eventful, shall we say.