For many Web-video watchers, TV is just a metaphor

When nearly half of all U.S. adults and 67 percent of young adults are viewing streaming or downloaded video each week — as reported in a new study from consumer researcher Experian Marketing Services […] Those two stats are each three percent higher than six months ago. Experian also found that approximately 7.6 million U.S. homes out of about 114 million are now cord-cutters for video programming, with high-speed Internet programming or DVDs substituting for cable or satellite services. That’s a 44 percent increase over four years ago. Another researcher, Centris Marketing Science, has found a higher figure, with 16 percent of TV subscribers being cord-cutters as of late last year, including both former pay TV watchers and those who never had pay TV. – Barry Levine, VentureBeat