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Brits want broadcast television regulation

By James Cridland for media.info
Posted 4 December 2014, 5.54am est

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UK media regulator Ofcom have released some new research today about 'Protecting audiences in an online world'.

The report highlights the change of viewing habits in the past few years, fuelled by connected devices, services and platforms. A majority of people in the research were using connected devices in conjunction with TV sets, or even as a replacement.

People consider it important to have TV regulated in terms of programme content - both for broadcast TV and catch-up; but feel it less important to extend that regulation to other media consumed on smartphones and tablets. There were, however, a wide variety of views on this according to the research, which was commissioned by Ofcom and carried out by media research company Kantar Media.

The full report is published on the Ofcom website.

More information

Ofcom
Media regulator for the UK
James Cridland — James is the Managing Director of media.info, and a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. His website is at james.cridland.net, where you can subscribe to his weekly newsletter.

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