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Ofcom reports UK consumers’ media habits unchanged by recession

Ofcom's sixth Communications Market Report on the UK's £52 billion TV, radio, broadband, telecommunications and mobile industries reveals that consumers would rather give up dinners out than cut down on their mobile phone spending, TV subscriptions and broadband services. Other trends revealed that consumers are using communications services more and spending less money on them, DVR usage has increased by 29% since September 2008 and increased numbers of consumers catch up on their TV online.
August 6, 2009

Ofcom’s sixth Communications Market Report on the UK’s £52 billion TV, radio, broadband, telecommunications and mobile industries reveals that consumers would rather give up dinners out than cut down on their mobile phone spending, TV subscriptions and broadband services. Other trends revealed that consumers are using communications services more and spending less money on them, DVR usage has increased by 29% since September 2008 and increased numbers of consumers catch up on their TV online.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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