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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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