Jane Rumble

UK kids switching off TV

For the first time children aged five to 15 now spend more time online than they do watching TV sets, according to Ofcom research. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes’ report claims that in the past year children have increased their weekly online time by one hour and 19 minutes […]

UK nets’ factual spend hits £522m, kids down

New Ofcom stats show UK public broadcasters spent more on factual programmes in 2015 than in the previous seven years, totalling £522 million (US$687 million), though children’s programming hours dipped to a 17-year low. The PSBs – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 – saw factual investment at its highest point since 2008, […]