Television piracy report 2018Mathias Birkel, Prof. Dr. Klaus Goldhammer (August 2018)
In a report for VAUNET - Association of Private Media, Goldmedia has investigated the damage caused by television piracy. The use of illegal live TV signals is a mass phenomenon, it massively endangers the media and opinion diversity in Germany.
According to the study, 1.9 million people in Germany regularly use illegal live TV signals, thereby largely replacing the use of legal video content. Among the most commonly used illegal linear TV content are sports, fictional content and documentaries. The media companies lose revenue of more than 430 million euros per year.
The report is available only in German.