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Services used for TV content streaming in Finland 2019

YLE Areena and Netflix are the most popular video streaming and downloading services in Finland. A survey from 2019 found that 62 percent of respondents each stated to watch videos via these platforms. In second place came YouTube, with a share of 43 percent of Finnish individuals, followed by the Finnish service Ruutu.

The company behind Yle Areena

YLE Areena is an on-demand and live-stream television content website owned by the Finnish public broadcaster YLE, short for Yleisradio. Aside from YLE Areena, the company operates nationwide and regional TV and radio stations, as well as three other websites. It is funded through a special tax that was introduced in 2003.

Video streaming in Finland

Younger Finnish viewers watch online videos more often than older consumers. 96 percent of individuals aged 15 to 25 years stated in a 2018 survey to use the internet for consuming videos on a weekly basis. By contrast, the corresponding figure for people over 55 years was a share of 57 percent.

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Release date

November 2019


Europe, Finland

Survey time period

Q3 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

individuals streaming and downloading TV content within the last week

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Total number of respondents in the surveyed regions in the Nordics, UK, Germany and US. The source does not specify the number of respondents in each region.

The source does not provide information on the original wording used during the survey. Thus, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.

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