Illegal channels used to consume films and series in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the answers to a survey question on which illegal channels are used for films and series consumption in the Netherlands in 2017. The most popular method used among respondents was ripping content from platforms such as YouTube or Netflix. The use of dedicated devices with pre-installed links to stream music from illegal sources was less common than downloading and streaming without such devices.

Video-on-demand, or VOD, is increasing in the Netherlands. Netflix is the biggest provider of video streaming in the Netherlands with approximately 2.4 households having subscribed to the service. The Netherlands also has several domestic VOD providers. Videoland, owned by RTL Nederland, reaches roughly 400,000 households.

Percentage of the internet population using illegal channels to consume films and series in the Netherlands in 2017

Share of internet users
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Release date

July 2018



Survey time period

August, 2017 to September, 2017

Number of respondents

2,654 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

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