Quarter of radio listening now via digital devices

Rajars: The share of radio listening via digital platforms has increased by a fifth in the past year to 24%, according to the latest Rajar results.

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The results found DAB was still the most popular digital listening platform, while the internet saw the biggest yearly increase.

DAB now accounts for 15.1% of all radio listening (up 20%), followed by digital TV with 4% (up 19%) and the internet with 2.9% (up 29%).

Digital listening has also increased its reach, with 19.7m people listening via a digital device each week, up 15% in the past year.

Listening to the radio via mobile devices has remained steady, at 12.6% of adults in Q1 2010. According to Rajar, younger people are more likely to access radio in this way, as 30.4% of 15-24-year-olds have listened to the radio via their mobile phone.

This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk

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