Our tech’ survey looked beyond mobiles and internet and also sought to discover students’ TV habits, which demonstrate that they are interested in both variety and value.
Although there are respondents with premium television packages with regular subscription fees, a large number of students are satisfied with the cheaper digital option of a Freeview box, for a one-off payment or as a service that is now pre-loaded in many modern televisions.
- 27.5% have Freeview
Among the leading brands for television subscription packages, Sky came out on top of Virgin Media with more than double the subscriptions.
- 10.8% have a Sky subscription
- 4.5% have a Virgin media subscription
For the range of channels accessed by students, around one fifth include specialist sport and movie channels as add-ons to their basic subscription packages.
- 10.4% have a Sky Sports package
- 8.2% have Sky movies
- 5.6% have ESPN
In addition to statistics about students’ product and service usages, there were also indications about their viewing habits. Just under a third watch television through the internet, and over two fifths prefer to see their favourite shows in a social environment rather than in their own room.
- 43.1% of students watch TV in a communal area
- 31.2% usually watch TV online
Findings taken from The Student Room technology survey of 297 students