Digital and physical share of consumer entertainment in the UK 2019

In the United Kingdom in 2019, year-on-year growth in digital consumer entertainment spending was up by almost ten percent, while spending on physical entertainment was down by over 20 percent. Video saw the biggest growth in digital compared to the previous year, and also the biggest decline in the share of spending on physical entertainment. The share of digital gaming spend grew by just one percent in 2019.

Consumer entertainment spend year-on-year in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, physical and digital share, by media

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

The source adds: "Consumer spend on content and services. Digital music includes spend on streaming and downloads. Digital video includes electronic sell-through, digital rental, pay TV VoD, subscription VoD, adult and pay-per-view sports excluded. Digital gaming includes spend on online, mobile and tablet gaming."

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