It is no secret that young people (young people and so-called youth) spend less time with television from year to year. This is largely due to the increasingly popular VOD services, which offer diverse on-demand content at any time of the day or night. However, when it comes to statistics, not much attention has been paid to it yet. Until the British Broadcasting Regulatory Authority decided to look at how the average Briton of different age groups consumes television.
According to an analysis by the UK broadcasting regulator, young people are slowly dropping out of television altogether. Older people are different.
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Research by Ofcom, the UK’s broadcasting regulator, has revealed that there is a growing “generation gap” when it comes to television consumption. It turns out that 16-24-year-olds currently spend an average of 53 minutes per day watching TV (which is a 2/3 reduction over the past 10 years), while people over 65 actually spend almost as much with TV. Six hours a day (slightly longer than in 2012). For this reason, differences between generations (worldview, political, etc.) may increase, but let us leave this ungrateful subject of analysis to media other than ourselves.
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Let’s go back to the already mentioned VOD. Britain’s Ofcom also conducted research, as many as nine out of ten Britons between the ages of 18 and 24 admit that they choose streaming services such as Netflix or Disney + via TV. The Ofcom report also reveals that one in five homes in the UK has access to at least one common VOD service. More and more families are also using not one, but several of these platforms simultaneously.
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