Thank mobiles and tablets for family TV viewing in living room
London: A new study has revealed that families are coming together to watch TV more now than they did 10 years ago, but they are bringing their tablets and smartphones with them.
UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has revealed that 91 percent of adults view television on their main set each week, which has increased from 88 percent in 2002, the BBC reported.
The Communications Market Report, which the regulator publishes once a year, stated that the popularity of smartphones and tablets was taking teens out of bedrooms back into family rooms.
However, the study claimed that the an increasing array of digital media are now vying for family members attention, with most of them now multi-tasking while sitting in front of the TV.
The research found that the belief that technology is pulling family time apart is wrong because the huge growth in mobile was actually having the opposite effect.
Jane Rumble , Ofcom`s head of media research, said that today, families are coming into the living room clutching their respective devices, that offer a range of opportunities to do things while watching television.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
- Naya Bazar explosion: Home Ministry seeks report from Delhi Police; one dead, 5 injured