As piracy levels drop, expert warns of "siloisation"

27 June 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The number of fans watching football on piracy sites are declining. The persons on the picture are not connected to watch piracy content.

 Most countries see decreasing levels of piracy.

Need for several streaming platforms risks incentivising illegal streaming.

Henrik Lønne loenne@offthepitch.com

Exclusive consumer research by Ampere Analysis has revealed a steady fall in the proportion of consumers who say that they regularly use pirate sites and services to watch online video - which often is LIVE sports events such as football matches.

The research shows that in the three-year period between Q1 2016 and Q1 2019, there have been remarkably sharp declines in video piracy in Spain, the US, the Netherlands and France.

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