The purpose of this white paper is to contribute further to develop knowledge around the measurement of the energy and carbon impact of on demand video streaming (VoD). The white paper presents the current magnitude for the electricity consumption and operational carbon emissions of video streaming. Subsequently, the white paper outlines current policy trends, both on governmental and company levels. The white paper discusses the complexities of video streaming and moreover the complexities of measuring its carbon footprint.
A few key figures
gCO2e represents the carbon footprint of viewing an hour of video on-demand in Europe at an individual level.