UK viewers increasingly turning to streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. #bloggers #757 #money

The number of viewers signed up to the most popular platforms rose from 11.2million in 2018 to 13.3million in 2019.

UK viewing habits are rapidly shifting with around half of homes now subscribing to TV streaming services.

The number of viewers signed up to the most popular platforms – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and DisneyLife – increased from 11.2million in 2018 to 13.3million in 2019.

The top streamed programmes in the UK were Friends and You, both on Netflix, and The Grand Tour on Amazon.

Ofcom found that while traditional viewing still amounts for 69% of TV watching time, that figure is rapidly declining.

We currently watch on average 3 hours and 12 minutes of traditional TV a day, 11 minutes less than last year and 50 minutes less than in 2010.

The shift was most pronounced among 16 to 24-year-olds, whose viewing of traditional TV has halved since 2010.

The research also found that two in five adults now consider online video services to be their main way of watching TV and film.

Yih-Choung Teh, group director for strategy and research at Ofcom, says a move away from traditional TV could mean we watch less home grown content.

The UK’s public service broadcasters – BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C – showed more than 100 times more original, homegrown shows than overseas streaming platforms.

Mr Teh said: “In seven years streaming services like Netflix have grown from nothing to reach half of British homes, but traditional broadcasters still have a vital role to play.

“Our research shows that viewers really value their brilliant UK programmes which the streaming giants struggle to match… viewers tell us that they really love this content as it reflects their lives…and so one concern is that we will see less of that content on our screens unless we look to sustain that and the benefits of it in the future.”

Another concern is that online viewing habits could make it harder for parents to control screen time.

For the first time young people now spend more than an hour on YouTube a day.

Ms Turner said: “I let (my son) use YouTube in his room on my account so I know what he’s watching, but online streaming is always going to be a concern for parents… you just have to limit it I think every day if they have too much then their brains will just go to mush.”

Irish vloggers the Saccone Joly family have nearly two million followers on their YouTube channel.

The family of six (and six dogs) post videos online of their everyday lives, and father Jonathan says online streaming has changed their lives.

Mr Saccone Joly said: “Overall with our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, we have a reach of over 8 million.

“It’s crazy you know and somehow we picked up four children and six dogs along the way as well… for ten years we’ve been making YouTube content so we’ve seen from when YouTube was a platform for filming cats to turn into a huge thing.

“We watch traditional shows that everyone else watches, but how we consume them is that we watch them on a smart TV or we watch on apps, we don’t actually have connection to a TV service here but we do watch those things on the internet… with our children they watch iPads a lot, they watch smart TV, they’re pretty much the same things that’s on traditional TV but they watch it on different devices, so I don’t think the future is no more TV – it’s just a different way of viewing it.”

BBNaija: Biggie divides housemates into teams for eviction #blogger #bbnaija

BBNaija organisers have added another twist in the ‘Pepper Dem’ edition.
The host of the Big Brother show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, made the announcement on Monday night.The housemates were divided into two different teams named ‘The Icons’ and ‘Cruisetopia’ to compete in Big Brother Naija challenges rather than being nominated for eviction as usual.
They were made to pick one armband from a drum that contained red and green armbands after which, they were asked to wear it and proceed promptly to the box with the matching colour of the armband.
This new twist means all the housemates will henceforth play all the Big Brother Naija games in their selected Teams.
‘Team Cruisetopia’ consists of Diane, Esther, Gedoni, Jackye, Joe, Mercy, Mike, Seyi, Venita while ‘The Icons’ are Cindy, Elozonam, Enkay, Frodd, Ike, Khafi, Omashola, Sir Dee and Tacha.The housemates are not allowed to change camps and team challenges will be designed to reward the winning team and punish the losing team.
‘Pepper Dem’ housemates will no longer have the usual nomination process of putting up fellow housemates up, instead they will be having nomination challenges.

Emmerdale star Mark Jordon cleared of attacking pensioner after pub row

He had been drinking with family and friends to celebrate his engagement to fellow Emmerdale star Laura Norton.

Emmerdale star Mark Jordon has been cleared of attacking a pensioner after an argument in a beer garden.

The actor said he was looking forward to getting his career back on track after the ruling at Minshull Street Crown Court, where a jury found him not guilty of affray, unlawful wounding and assault by beating.

During the seven-day trial at the court in Manchester, the jury was told how the 54-year-old bit Andrew Potts, 68, after a row broke out at the Farrars Arms pub in Oldham on 1 July last year.

He had been drinking with family and friends to celebrate his engagement to fellow Emmerdale star Laura Norton, but drama erupted when Mr Potts’ partner, Rosalind O’Neill, insulted Jordon’s daughter.

She was claimed to have called Poppy, 18, a “s***”.

In CCTV footage shown in court, Jordon could be seen having to be held back from Mr Potts, who said the soap star had screamed: “I’ll f****** kill you, you old b******.”

Jordon claimed he was trying to grab a phone from Mr Potts, who claimed he had video of Poppy which he would post to YouTube.

Jordon, who plays Daz Spencer in the ITV show, denied a claim by Mr Potts that he had been taking cocaine and said a punch from the pensioner had made his nose bleed.

The jury was told that Mr Potts and Ms O’Neill left the venue after the altercation, but were later confronted by Jordon as he got out of a taxi.

Mr Potts said he “growled like a mad dog” before pushing Ms O’Neill to the floor and biting him on the thumb and face, but the actor said he bit him in self-defence as he had been attacked first.

The court heard how he suffered a fractured wrist as a result of being kicked by Mr Potts.

Jordon said: “It was not planned. It was pure instinct.”

The jury heard Mr Potts received £400 for two stories about the incident which appeared in The Sun , but he denied “boasting” that he might make £20,000 from the case.

He hugged his fiancee, who plays Kerry Wyatt in the soap, outside the courtroom after being cleared and thanked his legal team, the judge and the jury.

He also thanked his friends, family and colleagues, with several of his co-stars including Nick Miles and Sammy Witward appearing in the public gallery during the trial to support him.

“I really am grateful to the jury for proving my innocence and especially for proving the innocence of my loved ones, who’ve had to endure this awful ordeal with me this last year,” he added.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to our engagement and my career, which has been on hold.”

Jordon’s character was last seen in the soap back in January, when he moved away from the village to begin a new life in London.

A Emmerdale spokesman declined to comment on the verdicts but said there were “no current plans” for the character to return.

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PHOTOS: Tiwa Savage Brings The Heat At Her Afronation Festival In Portogal

want to quickly drop this here before the critics arrive, Tiwa Savage has done it again! she brought the heat like a oven at the ongoing Afronation festival in Portugal. Tiwa Savage looked every inch an international star as she brought some vibe and energy to the stage for her performance, we have a photo from her stage performance below, what do you think of her outfit?

DJ Cuppy spotted hanging out with ex-boyfriend Asa Asika

Nigerian celebrity DJ Cuppy Otedola seems to be having the time of her life with friends and even more familiar faces in foreign lands. The billionaire daughter shared a video on the Instastory channel of her verified social media page, and it appears she managed to link up with her old time lover and ex-boyfriend, Asa Asika, at the Afro Nation Festival holding in Portugal. Even more interesting, the excited celebrity DJ while sharing the video with singer Davido’s manager, noted that it was a reunion between the two.2011 with a relationship that did not last for long. However, they got back together in 2018 after she broke up with Nigerian footballer, Victor Anichebe. The former lovebirds made room for speculations about the status of their relationship in the previous year, with Asika shunning Cuppy’s birthday.

Tonto Dikeh shares message from assassin paid to kill her

Tonto Dikeh shares message assassin paid to kill her sent to her via email.

Okay, guys, Tonto Dikeh has shared a frightening mail sent to her by an alleged assassin who says he has been paid to kill her.

The actress took to her Instagram page on Friday, August 2, 2019, where she posted a copy of the email she got from the alleged assassin. In the mail, the assassin claims to have been paid by a man to eliminate her.

He went to say he has been monitoring her for a while now but couldn’t bring himself to do the job. He, however, adviced her to pay him a ransom so he could let her off his hook. Apparently not moved by the mail Tonto Dikeh revealed that she was going to make sure the person behind the mail is brought to book.

“This assassin talks way too much…But you can be sure of ONE THING I will get you… @nigerianpolice @aishambuhari @muhammadubuhari #I promise you this will be your last email #I will get you and make you pay for stressing me by reading this shit…” she captioned the post.

This is not the first time Tonto Dikeh will be raising an alarm over her life. Recall that about a year ago, she posted a message on her Instagram page where she claimed that the police were planning to storm her home under the instruction of an unidentified person.

The actress made this known via her Instagram page on Monday, August 20, 2018. A fearless Tonto says she is waiting for the police and also went to say that she is not intimidated by anything in this life.

“I guess I am now a criminal..MY STOMACH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO And they are even coming with Press to record my arrest Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.. #IF THE HAIR ON MY SONS BODY IS TOUCHED OGA POLICE YOU WILL HAVE TO BURY ME,YOU WILL HAVE TO KILL ME,HAaaaa OGA POLICE there is no FEAR bone in my system!!!

“I am a mother and nothing in this life can intimidate me… #Dear Oga police if you need me you have my no. Like I said going to my home if anything happens to my son, Pls have a spare of whatever you did to him to do to me!!! #DROPS MIC,” she wrote.

Even though it was not clear why the police were coming to Tonto Dikeh’s residence, it may have been connected to her frosty relationship with her ex-husband, Churchill Oladunni and the custody battle over their son, King.

R. Kelly refused bail in Brooklyn sex abuse case

R.Kelly has been denied bail by a Magistrate over the racketeering and transporting women and girls for sex charges held against him.

R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn federal court Friday, August 2, 2019, to charges of racketeering and transporting women and girls for sex and was held without bail.

PageSix reports that a glum-looking Kelly entered the plea through his lawyerDouglas Anton as his two girlfriends and alleged sex slaves Joycelyn Savage andAzriel Clary looked on from the gallery.

The magistrate Judge Steven Tiscionedenied the singer bail, finding that he’d be unable to comply with conditions of his release.

The defendant is accused of a multitude of crimes. They’re not minor charges,” said the judge. “I’m extremely troubled by the issues of potential obstruction in prior cases.”R.Kelly was arrested a few weeks ago by the police over federal sex crime charges

According to TMZ, the music star was arrested on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Chicago on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned in the Northern District of Illinois.

Joseph Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District, says the indictment includes charges of child porn and obstruction of justice, TMZ reports. This is coming barely a few months after he was slammed with 11 count charges in Illinois for abuse and sexual assault.