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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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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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