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new report from Britain shows that things are not looking good for companies who sell televisions. number of U.K. homes with TV fell last year for first time ever. report is from organization called Ofcom, which studies business, habits and trends in Britain. It said that after decades of television sales increasing, things are now moving in opposite direction. Ofcom found that number of homes with TV fell from 26.33 million at end of 2012 to 26.02 million at end of following year. This is drop of 300,000. first survey on TV ownership in Britain was in 1956. Then, just over 30 per cent of homes had TV. This figure rose to around 93 per cent by 1970s.

Ofcom said fall in TV ownership in Britain was probably because of people using tablets, mobile phones and other devices to watch TV. Many people nowadays are choosing to watch 'catch-up' TV, whereby they record their favourite programmes and watch them later on their digital devices. Ofcom said catch-up TV is becoming increasingly popular and is being watched on smartphones, tablets, computers and games consoles. Figures from BBC showed that 47 per cent of requests for its iPlayer service came from tablets or mobiles, up from just 25 per cent in October 2012. In 18-24 age group, 15 per cent watch most of their television on laptop, compared to national average of 3 per cent.

 
 

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