Britain turning into a nation of telly addictsBy ANI
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
LONDON - It looks like Britain has become a nation of telly addicts, with a third admitting to tuning in to more TV than five years ago.
According to a new research, the boom is partly the result of Saturday-night blockbusters such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Doctor Who,’ reports the Daily Star.
New services like Sky plus, digital channels including Fiver and Five USA, and specialist �stations covering subjects such as gardening and �history have also fuelled the explosion.
Brian Young, of the Exeter University, who titled his report ‘The Joy Of Sets’, said TV encourages viewers to travel and take up hobbies.
He said: “Television in 2010 is about fuelling friendships, inspiring careers and whetting appetites for new adventures.” (ANI)