A closer look at online video platforms


The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has conducted a market study into ‘online platforms that stream videos’: websites and apps that offer videos that users can watch online. Examples are YouTube, Facebook, Dumpert (a Dutch video sharing site owned by Telegraaf Media Groep), and Vimeo.

With this study, we wanted to answer two main questions:

  1. How does the market for online video platforms function?
  2. What anticompetitive risks and risks to consumers exist in this market?