Samsung Finds That 1 In 10 Europeans Watch More Than 468 Hours Of Football Every Year

Posted: Jun 21 2016, 4:40am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Samsung Finds That 1 in 10 Europeans Watch More than 468 hours of Football Every Year

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The UEFA Euro 2016 tournament is underway in France. Samsung released survey results with staggering numbers about football fans.

Either you love football aka soccer or you do not care. Samsung conducted a survey and found that almost 1 in 10 (9.17%) adults in Europe are watching, on average, more than 468 hours of football every year. This equates to 28,080 minutes or 62.4 working days spent watching the 22 guys chase a ball.

Watching football 62 work days in is a lot. I guess during a year with an Europe Cup or a World championship the time is even more for hard core football fans.

Obviously Samsung's research is related to TVs. The top three frustrations of European adults when they tune in to watch at home are:

To not being able to identify one player from another (28.53%),
not being able to see the ball as it passes from daylight into shadow (21.47%)
and the screen being too small (9.8%).

Samsung claims that the solution to these problems, you guessed it, is a brand-new Samsung SUHD TV with Quantum dot technology.

Michael Zöller, European Head of TV at Samsung Electronics comments: “The Samsung SUHD TV is the perfect screen to watch sport on this summer. Quantum Dot technology offers the best picture quality available to ensure you see everything as if you are in the stadium. The grass will be just as green, the kits just as bright and our curved TVs offer enhanced depth perception. You won’t miss a moment of the beautiful game from the comfort of your own home, no matter how fast the action is.”

Samsung also asked questions that are not related to TVs. More than two thirds (67.78%) agree that footballer’s physical appearance has improved over the past 15 years and almost one in three (32.23%) European men rank footballers as their number one personalities for style inspiration, ahead of actors, musicians and reality TV stars.

Samsung's survey was conducted by One Poll (from 19th 30th May 2016) with 9,000 adults across 10 European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK).

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