Ofcom: spending up and viewing down on UK TV

Spend on content by all UK TV channels in 2013 increased by 3.7% to £5.8bn, driven by higher spending by sports channels, according to Ofcom’s latest Communications Market Report.

TV viewing habits meanwhile saw a slight decrease. On average viewers watched 3 hours 52 minutes of TV per day in 2013 – down by 9 minutes from 2012, the first time since 2009 that TV viewing has fallen below 4 hours per day.

The UK TV industry generated £12.9bn in revenue in 2013, up by £426m (3.4%) on 2012.


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