Brit couch potatoes increasingly switching off telly boxes in favour of YouTube and Netflix | 8/7/2019 | Staff
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People in the UK are gawping at their gogglebox an average of three hours and 12 minutes per day – 49 minutes less than in 2012 – thanks to online streaming, according to a report from Ofcom.

The regulator's weighty Media Nations report (PDF) into the major trends in UK television found the number households signed up to streaming services increased from 11.2 million in 2018 to 13.3 million in 2019.

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YouTube is a major part of total video viewing and total online time. Twelve per cent of all time spent watching video, and 13 per cent of all time spent online by adults, is spent on YouTube. Under-34s spend over an hour on YouTube per day, and almost all adult internet users watch YouTube videos.

Last year UK ISP Sky said it plans to make all its channels and content available online, giving customers the option of doing away with its iconic satellite dish.

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However, it seems punters still can't get enough of traditional "water cooler" programmes. The BBC's police drama Line of Duty and the interminable search for "H" was the most-watched programme in 2019 so far with 12.1 million viewing the...
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