BBC FM Radio Content Dominate Digital Listening. DAB sales down 9%
Over the full 12 months to June 2014, digital listening (including DAB, DTV and online) accounted for a 36.3% share of all radio listening hours in the UK. Two-thirds of digital radio listening is through a DAB set. In the 12 months to June 2014 listening to digital radio was via a DAB set 65.3%, while 16.3% of digital listening was online or via apps. Digital TV accounted for 13.8%. BBC stations accounted for over half of digital listening (55.6%); of which simulcasts of analogue BBC radio services contributed the most.
The BBC national DAB multiplex now covers 95% of households. Digital television services which also carry digital radio services can be received by 99% of households, while digital radio via broadband internet is available to almost all, and taken up by 78%.
Digital listening has increased 10.4 percentage points since 2011. DAB listening tends to stay around 24 % of all radio listening in the UK while there is a steady increase in online listening.
Proportion of individuals who claim to listen to radio on a mobile phone or tablet at least once per month has increased on one year basis from 14,9 to 22,4 %. For the age group 15-24 from 28,2 to 36,2 %.