Leading reasons for illegal streaming of films and series in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the answers to a survey question on the primary reason for streaming films and series from illegal sources in the Netherlands in 2017. The leading reason was the price, with 28 percent of the respondents naming this particular reason. By comparison, 15 percent of the respondents indicated the movies or series they want to see were not available through legal means.

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.

Leading reasons for streaming films and series from illegal sources in the Netherlands in 2017

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Release date

July 2018



Survey time period

August, 2017 to September, 2017

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

The source does not specify the number of respondents.

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