Independent regulator and competition authorityfor the UK communications industries.
This section of the Communications Market Report 2009 summarises a range of communications market developments over the last twelve months. It is organised into four sections:
This section explores developments and trends in the UK television market. Some of the key findings are:
This section explores developments and trends in the UK radio market. Some of the key findings are:
We start this section by looking at key metrics of the UK telecoms market in terms of revenues, connections and usage patterns. We then look at seven key themes that highlight how developments in the industry are extending consumer choice and changing consumer behaviour. These themes are:
The term 'convergence' in communications markets is often used to describe the growing tendency for different content formats (audio, video, text, pictures) to reach consumers via a range of digital networks (the internet, mobile infrastructure, satellite, cable, digital terrestrial etc) and consumer devices (PC, TV, mobile etc.) This section looks at what these trends mean for the supply and consumption of communications content and services in the UK.
The commentary in this section focuses on:
Each of these two sections groups together data which tell 'stories' within the overall framework of the convergence value chain.
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