Surprise: Video downloads are on the rise

If you are done rolling your eyes, you might want to continue reading. Horowitz Associates says that online video content is being downloaded in larger numbers: 61 percent of Internet users download videos once a week, and 86 percent once a month. That’s up from 2006. The most interesting part of this report is that 70 percent of the participants are using it to catch up on TV shows they missed on old TV. In other words, why buy a PVR when you have broadband? This trend, it seems, has legs.