Young people 'would rather live without TV than mobiles or net' | TV Everywhere |
For the first time, more young people say they would prefer to give up watching television than doing without their mobiles phones or the internet, according to an Ofcom survey.
Reflecting the rise of online viewing and competition from activities such as social networking, just 23% of 16- to 24-year-olds now they would struggle without TV.
Instead, 28% told the media regulator's survey that they would miss their mobile phone and 26% the internet.
In another blow for traditional television viewing, although it remains the medium that would be missed the most for the UK as a whole, it has decreased from 50% in 2009 to 44% in 2010.