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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.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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