Average consumers will watch more than three hours of mobile TV per month on tablet devices by 2014, Juniper Research said in a new report Tuesday. The report, titled “Mobile TV: Applications, Devices and Opportunities 2012-2016,” said increasing user satisfaction with TV viewing on tablets will be a primary driver of steady increases in mobile TV viewing over the next few years. It predicted a consumer's average monthly TV viewing time on tablets will reach 186 minutes by 2014. This growth will be “most apparent” in the North American market, “where there is already significant mobile TV usage, and where internet TV services such as Hulu and Netflix are extremely popular,” Juniper said in a release. “A tablet is the ideal device on which to consume mobile TV content—their large screen sizes and intuitive user interfaces allow almost everyone to browse for and watch content,” the release said. Tablets and mobile TV will benefit from consumer familiarity with time shifting practices developed through the use of personal video recorders, the release said, noting “what mobile TV allows them to do is placeshift.” The report said the number of consumers who stream mobile TV services to their smartphones will more than double by 2016 and that the majority of mobile TV revenues will be subscription-based. Juniper said customers “from the Far East China” will represent the majority of mobile TV users by 2016. The release did not say what methodology was used for the report's findings.