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Pirated TV shows are very popular in Sweden

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2007 1:49 User comments (15)

Pirated TV shows are very popular in Sweden According to results from a report entitled "Moving Pictures 2007" released by a Swedish broadcast statistics institute MMS, two out of five of Swedes between the age of 16 and 30 regularly watch pirated TV shows.
"This issue is very important for the future of the TV industry and we will continue to follow this development closely" said Pontus Bergdahl, CEO of MMS.

The report also said that Swedish youngsters and adults watch over an hour of pirated TV every week with Prison Break being the most popular show. 35 percent of the people who watched an episode of Prison Break in the last month indicated that they did not watch it on TV but rather on their computers after downloading the episodes via P2P.

"The Swedish youth will probably continue to download pirated TV-shows unless attractive alternatives are offered to them", says Sorosh Tavakoli the project leader.

Also included in the report were reasons for the massive piracy. The main reason was the fact that people like the liberty to watch a show whenever they please and without commercials. Another prominent reason was many downloaders did not like the delay between a US showing and the Swedish showing. They would rather download it hours after the US showing then wait days for it to be shown on Swedish TV.

TV producers need to take heed of upcoming technologies such as high definition on demand programming if they hope to not lose all their younger audiences.


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15 user comments

16.4.2007 5:43

wow... I didn´t know that downloading a show that was (or will be) shown on TV for free is "piracy"...

26.4.2007 6:00

Anything you do that doesn't make someone else make money is considered "piracy" lol.

36.4.2007 7:57

the main issue here is

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Another prominent reason was many downloaders did not like the delay between a US showing and the Swedish showing. They would rather download it hours after the US showing then wait days for it to be shown on Swedish TV

I have a fee international friends. and they hate waiting
Why the hell do you think David Hasslehoff is popular in Germany. It must be because Baywatch is just hitting the air.
Just a joke guys no need to get your pantys in a wad
LD

46.4.2007 11:07

really who wants to spend 80 a season on TV series?
I am sorry but you guys are so full of fail when you decide to release crap on DVD then have the balls to charge it 3 or 5X whats its realy worth.....

59.4.2007 7:59

I download WWE programming in India (RAW & Smackdown) like a day or two after it airs in US so I don't have to bother about the 14-day Tape delay!

(Am I going to be banned I hope not)


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69.4.2007 10:20

Originally posted by NHS2008:
I download WWE programming in India (RAW & Smackdown) like a day or two after it airs in US so I don't have to bother about the 14-day Tape delay!

(Am I going to be banned I hope not)
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funny thing abotu broadcast stuff the only people that complain over "taping" it are the oens making 2X or 4X profit off it.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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79.4.2007 11:01

Quote:
Originally posted by NHS2008:
I download WWE programming in India (RAW & Smackdown) like a day or two after it airs in US so I don't have to bother about the 14-day Tape delay!

(Am I going to be banned I hope not)
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funny thing abotu broadcast stuff the only people that complain over "taping" it are the oens making 2X or 4X profit off it.
I pardon

GOT IT, VERY MUCH TRUE INDEED
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89.4.2007 15:52

Quote:
[quote]
Originally posted by NHS2008:
I download WWE programming in India (RAW & Smackdown) like a day or two after it airs in US so I don't have to bother about the 14-day Tape delay!

(Am I going to be banned I hope not)
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funny thing abotu broadcast stuff the only people that complain over "taping" it are the oens making 2X or 4X profit off it.
I pardon

GOT IT, VERY MUCH TRUE INDEED[/quote]
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sorry sorry I try and double check my grammar before posting but the typo demons living with the voices in my head say I must fail :X

if the evil ones would sale a TV series(or movie for that matter) at 3 times the cost of pressing and packageing it (2$X DVD + 5$ case +10$ tin case= 22 for a 6 DVD set or so ) then I would not have much a issue with them however what they now adays is force the buyer to pay a premium fee for buying stuff to make up for their "losses" uhg it gives me a headache...
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Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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910.4.2007 1:28

Yeah who want's to pay that much money for some bunch of soap Opera Eps.


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1010.4.2007 1:32

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Yeah who want's to pay that much money for some bunch of soap Opera Eps.
its worse for long running Sci fi series that can be 70-80 a season and they have 5 or 8 seasons,its one thing to make a profit its another to make 5X profit...

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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1110.4.2007 1:43

Quote:
Originally posted by NHS2008:
Yeah who want's to pay that much money for some bunch of soap Opera Eps.
its worse for long running Sci fi series that can be 70-80 a season and they have 5 or 8 seasons,its one thing to make a profit its another to make 5X profit...

Still people buy 'em I don't even watch repeat telecast

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1213.4.2007 17:49

It seems the CBS is working a deal with Joost a new online video service which allow more of their shows on line.
Right now Joost still does not have much but if they can capture other then the amount of "pirated" shows should go down.

I know that I would not mine putting up with a few commercial to have the ability to watch a show when I want to not just when it is aired.

1313.4.2007 19:30

Originally posted by gargoyle4:
It seems the CBS is working a deal with Joost a new online video service which allow more of their shows on line.
Right now Joost still does not have much but if they can capture other then the amount of "pirated" shows should go down.

I know that I would not mine putting up with a few commercial to have the ability to watch a show when I want to not just when it is aired.
its called a tape recorder/VCR they still make them you know :X
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1417.4.2007 7:23
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Originally posted by gargoyle4:
...... watch a show when I want to not just when it is aired.

That's the future my friend, you will choose you content (program), when you wish to view it, from the telecaster, and watch it .. !!

Some telecasters already store the content for viewers .. !!
Not at the viewers home of course, but within the suppliers 'domain' .. !!

Couch potato heads, will triple, as will the butt sizes of some layabouts .. ;)

On the other hand, an indesputable blessing for the incapacitated ..

Procode ..

1510.6.2007 6:01

Quote:
Originally posted by gargoyle4:
...... watch a show when I want to not just when it is aired.

That's the future my friend, you will choose you content (program), when you wish to view it, from the telecaster, and watch it .. !!

Some telecasters already store the content for viewers .. !!
Not at the viewers home of course, but within the suppliers 'domain' .. !!

Couch potato heads, will triple, as will the butt sizes of some layabouts .. ;)

On the other hand, an indesputable blessing for the incapacitated ..

Procode ..

Heyy
wats the fun in thayt?
then we will just keep on postponing it.
there wont be any kind of anitcipation!
(bt trully theres nothinhg trully worth anticipating nowadays!)

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