Internet Killed The Cable Pornstar
The increasing consumption of internet porn has forced premium cable network, HBO to eliminate erotica entertainment from their program choices.This means it’s the end of the road for “Cat House,” “Taxi Cab Confessions,” and “Real Sex.” At one point time these erotica shows were top runners for HBO, chronicling individual’s sexual experiences and lifestyles. However, due to the availability and variety found on the internet, they were consistently dropping in ratings. The demand for erotica and porn hasn’t dropped however, in fact it’s increasing, according to Porn Hubs 2017 statics:
“In the United States, the average visit time on Pornhub increased by 18 seconds over the last year, to 10 minutes and 33 seconds. Everyone has managed to stay ‘on’ for longer…
[Pornhub] users and content partners uploaded over 4 million videos in 2017, including 810,000 amateur videos. That’s more videos than the number of people who visit the Great Wall of China each year. In total, 595,482 hours of video were uploaded, which is 68 YEARS of porn if watched continuously. To put that number into perspective, in 1949 (68 years ago) the world’s first commercially available computer was released. If you somehow managed to log into Pornhub on your new Ferranti Mark 1, you would still be watching new videos from 2017 today.
While we are on the topic of mind-bending stats, a total of 3,732 Petabytes of data was streamed in 2017, which makes for 7,101 GB per minutes and 118 GB per second. That is enough data to fill the storage of all of the world’s iPhones currently in use. In fact, every 5 minutes Pornhub transmits more data than the entire contents of the New York Public library’s 50 million books.
Over the course of 2017 there were 120 million video votes on Pornhub of which nearly 80% were positive. That’s a million votes more than we cast in the last U.S. Presidential election.
So, it’s safe to say, Porn on the internet isn’t slowing down, the way we watch it is the only major change we uncovered.
“Over the past several years, HBO has been winding down its late-night adult fare,” an HBO representative reported. “While we are greatly ramping up our other original program offerings, there hasn’t been a strong demand for this kind of adult programming, perhaps because it’s easily available elsewhere.”
HBO will still have programs available such as The Sopranos and Game of Thrones, both airing nudity. The straight-laced network has also picked up the second season of “The Deuce” a show about the origins of the porn industry.
HBO’s main network competition, Showtime, continues to schedule such fare, including airing the annual “Best in Sex: AVN (Adult Video Network) Awards Adult Film, and “Gigolos,” as well as X-Rated Movies and soft-porn.
However, according to The Los Angeles Times, “Viewers who want sexually explicit video content no longer have to subscribe to a premium cable TV service as previous generations did. The internet has made adult content widely available to anyone with a broadband connection.” The networks have to prepare for the way society’s have chosen to consume porn. The evolution of the porn industry continues to change and grow with societies needs. The internet provides privacy, convenience, and variety, as well as, a more cost-effective solution for people’s sexual desires.
Long Live Porn. The Internet. And The Cutting Edge Technology To Create and View Porn.
Lexi Scot- Social Media Queen