Brits want broadcast television regulation

By James Cridland for
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.

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James Cridland — James runs, and is 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. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.

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