[opendtv] Re: Commercial broadcast TV breaks viewing record

I seem to remember that we talked about this sometime in the past.

Bob Miller


On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Craig Birkmaier<craig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bert
>
> Yes there is something radically different in the U.K. gene pool...
>
> The broadcasters ACTUALLY want to continue broadcasting rather than moving
> to a fully paid model, and the public is satisfied with a good selection of
> programs via a ubiquitous terrestrial DTV system that ACTUALLY works well
> for everyone.
>
> Drawing any parallels to what is happening here in the U.S. is completely
> irrelevant.
>
> Regards
> Craig
>
> At 4:03 PM -0400 8/6/09, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
>>
>> Heh. Either something is dramatically different in the UK gene pool, or
>> the drama queens need to revise their reasoning behind the supposed
>> collapse of broadcast TV.
>>
>> Bert
>>
>> --------------------------------------
>> http://www.dtg.org.uk/news/news.php?class=countries&subclass=0&id=3480
>>
>> Commercial broadcast TV breaks viewing record
>>
>> Links:
>>
>> www.thinkbox.tv
>> www.barb.co.uk
>>
>> Commercial broadcast TV viewing had a record first six months of 2009,
>> according to new figures from the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board
>> (BARB).
>>
>> The average UK viewer is watching 16.7 hours of commercial broadcast TV
>> a week according to BARB, up 9.9 minutes a week on the record set in the
>> same period last year. This is up 42 minutes a week on the
>> representative five year average for January to June.
>>
>> The figures, published in Thinkbox's Half Year Review, show that
>> commercial TV accounted for 63.7% of total broadcast TV viewing in the
>> first six months of the year, a growth of 3.2% in the last five years.
>> Total broadcast TV viewing in the first half of the year was 26.2 hours
>> a week, in line with the same period last year but up 18 minutes a week
>> on the five year average for the period.
>>
>> BARB figures only count domestic broadcast TV viewing and do not include
>> viewing via online TV services or out of home.
>>
>> Tess Alps, Thinkbox's Chief Executive said: "In January we said the
>> record broadcast viewing levels set last year couldn't continue,
>> but-astonishingly-they have.
>>
>> "New TV technologies-like digital television recorders and high
>> definition TVs-and the variety of great content available are helping to
>> make TV an even better experience. They are magnetising our viewing to
>> the attractive screens in our living rooms. And online TV services are
>> proving the perfect complement to broadcast TV as they lead viewers back
>> into the broadcast stream."
>>
>> DTG Staff 05.08.2009
>>
>>
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