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Televised Revolution – Episode 235

It was too interesting a study to ignore. This week on Televised Revolution we focus on a single story: Why do people download. Polling by Essential Research has found some interesting statistics on those who download unauthorised content. Who downloads? Why do they download? And would they pay for content?

The answers are not wildly surprising, but they certainly confirm some long held assumptions made by many of us.

As well as our look into this report, we also deliver TV highlights and run through what we are loving and/or hating this week about television.

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About the author

Dan Barrett

Dan Barrett is the Content Producer of Televised Revolution and serves as Deputy Editor for Mediaweek. His musings on television have been heard across ABC Radio, on websites like The Guardian and Crikey, and to strangers on the train during the commute home. He finds nothing wrong in spending entire weeks watching nothing but Cheers.

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  • Interesting podcast on the research on why people download. While I don’t download myself (no really, I’m one of those that you don’t believe in), we regularly accept downloaded material from others. Why are we interested in downloaded content? We don’t have pay-tv so don’t get the high quality tv shows that we want (Game of Thrones, Grimm, etc..). Timing is an issue too, I’d have had to wait for Game of Thrones to be released on disc before getting to see it. By that time, the entire world had probably seen it, discussed it and moved on to the 2nd series.
    Do I feel guilty about it? Not at all – there are very few seasons of Dr Who where we watched it on Free-to-Air but we own all of the seasons on DVD and Blu-ray. We currently own Game of Thrones on Blu-ray and many other examples of tv shows and/or movies, even music which we might never have bought had we not watched/listened to it for free (as a download) first.
    Anyway, the podcast was really interesting with some interesting thoughts on why we download – well done.