Use of catch-up services and legal pay VOD services in France grew by over a quarter between January 19 and January 31, following the closure of the MegaUpload website, according to a study by the Hadopi, the commission set up to implement the law of the same name to counter illegal filesharing.
Use of catch-up TV grew by 25%, while use of pay VOD jumped by 35%, according to the Hadopi, which also noted that visits to illegal streaming sites fell by 19.5% over the same period.
The Hadopi based its findings on Mediametrie/NetRatings’ survey of 50 sites and a number of other studies including the TV Online barometer.
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