Ofcom: TV ‘of lessening importance’ as kids spend more time online

Children in the UK aged five to 15 now spend around 20 minutes more online, in a typical day, than they do in front of a TV set, according to Ofcom research. The UK broadcast regulator’s annual study on children’s media use noted that while TV sets are still used by almost all children, TV […]

Mediacom: 94% of UK kids now have access to OTT services

A massive 94% of children and teenagers in the UK now have access to on-demand or OTT services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as the trend towards on-demand viewing continues to climb. This is according to new research from MediaCom, which claims that nearly half of all teens say they currently watch on-demand TV more […]

BBC launches first children’s voice experience

The BBC has launched its first voice experience for children, allowing kids to play along with their favourite characters via Amazon Echo smart speakers. The BBC Kids Skill launches today with three games featuring CBeebies characters – Little Monster’s Hide and Seek, Andy’s Adventure Dance Party and Go Jetter’s Glitchy Facts. Children and adults can access the […]

Futuresource: TV still most popular pastime for children

Watching television remains the activity that children aged three to 16 dedicate the most time to, according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Kids Tech Consumer Survey. Across the surveyed countries – which included the UK, France, Germany, US, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil – kids were found to spend an average of 4.8 hours […]

Ofcom: live TV ‘still important’ to children

Live viewing on the TV remains “an important part of children’s lives”, with the TV still used by more children than any other device for watching content, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report’ claims that For younger children, watching TV on the TV set makes up […]

YouTube adds first kids content to Red subscription service

YouTube is adding four new original series to its YouTube Red subscription offering, created with its YouTube Kids app in mind. The children’s series mark the first YouTube Red series produced specifically for family audiences and are due to debut starting from this spring. YouTube announced the new series yesterday, at the same time as […]

Ofcom: kids spend more time online than in front of the 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 1 hour and 19 minutes […]

Children watch half as much live TV as adults, says Ofcom

Children aged 11 to 15 watch half the amount of live TV and six times more short online video clips per day compared to adults, according to new research by Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator found that 11 to 15 year olds watch 1 hour and 32 minutes of live TV per day and 33 minutes […]

Half of children think digital content should be free, says YouGov

Some 49% of children aged eight to 15 years old agree or strongly agree that they should be able to download or access whatever content they want for free from the web, according to new research. The study by UK-based market research firm YouGov found that only 7% of children believed that file sharing was […]

Tablet use up among children as TV ownership dips

Tablet use among children in the UK has more than tripled in the last year, as the proportion of those with a TV in their bedroom has fallen, according to a new Ofcom study.  The Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report claims that the use of tablets among five to 15 year-olds now […]