Digital film consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2018, by paid and free

This statistic presents data on digital film consumption, by paid or free accessing, among digital film consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) from August 2012 to May 2018, in eight survey waves. As of the most recent survey wave, ending May 2018, 41 percent of those who consumed digital films did so entirely on paid basis (4 percent increase since the previous survey wave).

Were the full-length films or movies you consumed free or paid?

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Release date

July 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012 to May 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

All who have downloaded or streamed/accessed film content in the past threemonths

Supplementary notes

* Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 8). Base varied by wave: n (W2) = 846; n (W3) = 1,049; n (W4) = 947; n (W5) = 1,120; n (W6) = 1,271; n (W7) = 1,416.
Online (CAWI) and face-to-face (CAPI) surveys were used.
The source does not provide detailed information regarding the question. The chosen wording here might therefore differ slightly from the survey.
Data for waves previous to Wave 8 published earlier by the source.
Figures do not sum 100. The source provides no explanation.

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