NATPE: Half of South American Net Users Access Pirated Content

Roughly half of the estimated 222.3 million Internet users in South America, or 110.5 million people, accessed a site that distributed pirated video or audio content via cyberlockers, peer-to-peer networks or illegal IPTV streaming.

That insight headlined the most complete study to date of online video piracy in South America, released Thursday at NATPE in Miami. The figures came from the anti-piracy association of the leading companies in the Latin American pay TV industry, Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga.

The study, the first of its kind in South America, covers nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela).