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A fifth of UK internet users have watched TV illegally 23 July 2015

UK Piracy

One in five UK internet users have streamed or downloaded a TV programme illegally, a new survey has revealed.

The survey, published by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), highlights the latest UK trends in online streaming and downloading.

It found that 15m UK internet users have accessed a TV programme online. 21% of users accessed some TV content illegally.

BBC iPlayer, YouTube and ITV Player were the top OTT platforms for accessing TV programmes online, with iPlayer responsible for 62% of activity.

The study found that 62% of internet users in the UK have downloaded or streamed music, TV shows, films, computer software, video games or e-books – up from 56% in 2013.

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