The day of the television channel could very well be over after a new survey has revealed that more and more young people are considering ditching their TV licence in favour of online streaming services.
According to the new online survey conducted by Censuswide on the behalf of Pure Telecom over 55% of TV licence holders between the ages of 25 and 50 have said they don’t see the point in paying for their TV licence as there is far more content available online through streaming services.
The survey also showed that 43% of Irish TV licence holders are planning not to renew their licence this year in favour of accessing content through their laptop, tablet or games console.
It also revealed that 1-in-10 Irish adults have already stopped paying the TV licence already.
The survey which was carried out earlier this month and included the response of 1,001 online adults across Ireland, also discovered that the average Irish adult watches over six and a half hours of streamed content on services such as Netflix and Amazon each week.
Although younger people aged under 30 watch on average 8 hours 47 minutes of streaming services each week.