The Communications Market 2013 (August)
This is Ofcom’s tenth annual Communications Market report. This supports Ofcom’s regulatory goal to research markets and to remain at the forefront of technological understanding.
Live TV accounted for 90% of all viewing in 2012, with the average viewer watching just over 4 hours daily. Online TV revenue in the UK has increased 12-fold in the last five years, from £21m in 2007 to £258m in 2012. Seven per cent of UK consumers had a Smart TV at the end of the March 2013. Of those 77% have connected it to the internet.
On average, 90% of the UK adult population tune in to the radio each week
Listening to the radio on digital devices has increased to 34.3% of total listening, a 5.1 percentage point increase on last year.
The proportion of radio listeners with a DAB radio set in the home grew to 44%.
Radio listening on a mobile phone has risen from 13% to 20% over the past year.
Superfast broadband (speeds of over 30 Mbit/s) is now available to almost three-quarters of UK premises. Just under a fifth (17.5%) of all fixed broadband connections were superfast at the end of March 2013. Total UK telecoms revenues decreased by 1.8% in 2012 to £38.8bnMore than half (53%) of active mobile subscribers were on contracts at the end of 2012, up from 49% in 2011.
80% of UK adults have access to the internet at home via a fixed or mobile broadband connection or via a mobile handset.
The average household now owns more than three types of internet enabled device, with one in five owning six or more.
Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past year (from 11% of homes to 24%).
Laptop and desktop internet users spend at least 35 hours online each month.