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UK Streaming Economy

Get closer to the UK’s emerging Streaming Economy and the companies investing in live streaming, on-demand services and more with our Real-Time Industrial Classification (RTIC) data. View our sector summary, see growth potential and download our free report today.

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What is the Streaming Economy?

When we talk about the UK’s Streaming Economy, we’re referring to companies that stream or enable the streaming of content from the internet.

This includes technology developed to support the streaming infrastructure, live streaming services, real-time data steaming, as well as the companies offering on-demand content through streaming platforms.

Streaming Economy summary

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Here are the key facts about the Streaming Economy sector. The sector has a turnover of £16.5bn currently, has received £3.1bn of investment and the sector is growing at 3.1% per year.


Streaming Economy verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Streaming Economy today.

Our Streaming Economy RTIC is made up of 5 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Live Streaming, and On Demand Streaming. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0060 Streaming Economy 642 companies

    Companies working with technologies and services that allow users to access content directly transmitted from the internet

    • Streaming Economy: Enabling Tech

      Companies developing the infrastructure and technologies that allow content streaming

      195 companies
    • Streaming Economy: Immersive Tech

      Companies developing the technology for immersive content streaming

      118 companies
    • Streaming Economy: Live Streaming

      Companies offering live streaming services and/or servers

      280 companies
    • Streaming Economy: On Demand Streaming

      Companies offering on-demand content to platform users

      231 companies
    • Streaming Economy: Realtime Data Stream

      Companies providing technology and services that enable real-time data streaming

      119 companies

Streaming Economy growth

Based on a growth rate of 3.1%, we expect that this sector could be worth £16.8bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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