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Read this: More Bodyguards and Love Islands needed as UK viewers desert TV

Summary: The scale of the challenge UK broadcasters face in the streaming era has been thrown into stark relief by a new report, which estimates that 34 extra series of the BBC hit Bodyguard - or 14 more Love Islands - would have needed to air last year to make up for the drop in traditional TV viewing as audiences flock to rivals including Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. The report, by the media regulator Ofcom, highlights the huge growth in popularity of streaming services in the UK. The number of subscribers to the three most popular - Netflix, Amazon and Sky's Now TV - leapt by almost a quarter last year to 19.1m. Nearly half of UK homes now have a subscription streaming service, a significant increase on the 39 that did in 2017, with many households paying for two or more. - link

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