Title: Popularity analysis of a video-on-demand service in a digital newspaper: influence of the subject, video characteristics and new content publication policy

Authors: Xabiel G. Paneda, R. Garcia, D. Melendi, M. Vilas, V. Garcia

Addresses: Computer Science Department, University of Oviedo, Xixon, Asturies, Spain. ' Computer Science Department, University of Oviedo, Xixon, Asturies, Spain. ' Computer Science Department, University of Oviedo, Xixon, Asturies, Spain. ' Computer Science Department, University of Oviedo, Xixon, Asturies, Spain. ' Computer Science Department, University of Oviedo, Xixon, Asturies, Spain

Abstract: This paper presents the popularity analysis performed on the www.lne.es video-on-demand service. Its principal special characteristics are the wide range of subjects, the type of contents offered and the daily introduction of several new videos. All of this and its similarity with the majority of the digital news services make it an interesting case study. The analysis pays attention to all the elements which can influence content popularity such as the subject, the video characteristics and the new content introduction policy. Moreover, the results are checked in different timescales and periods of time.

Keywords: video-on-demand; video characteristics; new content introduction; popularity analysis; characterisation; digital newspapers; digital news.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2007.014813

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.369 - 385

Published online: 09 Aug 2007 *

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