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Online Video Spend Up 36% in 2008 Topping $2.12 Billion, Expected to Grow in 2009

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Online video gross media spend was $2.12 billion in 2008, up 36% from 2007, according to AccuStream. Here's a breakdown on the details:

  • In-banner video impressions grew by 65% in 2008, and accounted for $1.5 billion in gross media spend
  • Inventory for pre-roll ads expanded by 12.6% in 2008, reaching 18.75 billion total avails, following a 16.8% increase in 2007.
  • Video buys made through rep firms totaled $90 million in 2008.
  • Overlay executions associated with video added $37.6 million.
  • insertion frequency for onsite experiences was capped at 1.5 (content views per avail) on average in 2008, reduced 13.7% from 2007

The forecast for 2009:

  • 27% growth in pre-roll inventory
  • 22.5% growth in gross media spend

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