The Communications Market 2015 (August)
This is Ofcom’s twelfth annual Communications Market report. This supports Ofcom’s regulatory goal to research markets and to remain at the forefront of technological understanding.
The UK TV industry generated £13.2bn in revenue in 2014, an increase of 3.1% year on year.
Over 90% (92%) watch TV each week, down slightly from 93% in 2013.
Among adults, the TV is the device people say they would miss the most, cited by close to four in ten (37%).
Over half (56%) of UK homes had a TV connected to the internet, either via a set-top box or a smart TV, by the end of 2014.
Total industry revenue and spending increased by 3.6% to £1.2bn in 2014.
Some 89.5% tuned into the radio in 2014 and spent just over three hours listening each day.
Digital listening accounts for 39.6% of all radio listening, up by 2.8 percentage points year on year.
332 local radio stations, 227 community radio stations and 8 UK-wide radio stations were broadcasting on analogue in May 2015. There were 25 UK-wide stations on DAB.
Almost four in five households now have fixed broadband and around one in three of those are superfast lines delivering broadband speeds of 30Mbit/s or above.
By May 2015, 83% of UK premises were able to receive superfast broadband.
There are 23.6m 4G subscriptions in the UK, 28% of mobile subscriptions, compared to just 3% (2.7m) at the end of 2013.
Over half of UK households (54%) now have a tablet,
Internet users aged 16 and above spent over 20 hours and 30 minutes online each week in 2014.
Almost eight in ten households now have fixed broadband access at home - an increase of 5 percentage points since 2014.
More than seven in ten online adults have a social networking profile.
Revenue for addressed letter mail grew by 0.4% during the year, to £4.3bn.
UK adults said they sent six letters, cards or parcels in an average month, slightly down on 2013.
They received an average of 8.5 letters, cards or parcels in an average week.
Almost a quarter of consumers (23%) said they sent no items of post over the past month.