Animal cams are extremely popular.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, animals cams are live feeds of adorable animals doing whatever for extraordinary lengths of time.
On average visitors to these cams watch the videos for over 18 minutes, which as one expert points out:
“That’s a longer length of time than many television shows."
And these cams are expanding every day!
In fact, Animal Planet has picked up fifty live cams of animal feeds from Explore.org, and Animal Planet has made a deal with Samsung where the channels will show up on the company's smart TV interface.
So if you've got a Roku or have Xbox Live - you'll soon be able to view these amazing channels on your television!
So far there is no advertising on these channels, so there is limited revenue for the distributors.
Here's what an advisor said:
“We may work out a revenue model that helps other charities, but for now we are happy to gain access to their audience."
But other live channels of animals will have a commercial break every eight minutes or so.
Welcome to the future, folks!
Where watching a puppy sleep may be the next form of entertainment for television viewers!
[Image via Animal Planet.]
Tags: animal, cuteness, tv, webcams