- Streaming holds its ground as the most popular way audiences are choosing to access their illegal content.
- Audiences are choosing less and less to torrent, with it witnessing the sharpest drop in usage across all piracy delivery methods.
- From January 2016 to December 2016, 77.7bn visits to piracy streaming websites were recorded, 34.0% of this piracy activity was via mobile devices.
- Despite these changes in behaviour, piracy levels remained relatively static throughout the year, with a 5.2% overall decline in visits to piracy websites from the first to last 6 months of the year.
2016 witnessed a sharp downturn in torrent usage, while streaming still remains the most popular piracy method. These figures were drawn from analysis of traffic to over 23,000 of the largest global piracy websites, comprising of over 191 billion visits in total.
As audiences become more connected with mobile devices, there has been a steady increase in mobile streaming piracy and conversely a decrease in desktop streaming. Among the countries with the highest number of visits to illegal streaming sites, the USA, Brazil and the United Kingdom all feature in the top 10.
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