The huge growth in take-up of smartphones and tablets is creating a nation of media multi-taskers, an Ofcom report published today suggests.
Tablet ownership is driving the use of second screens, and enticing people to the main television room, according to the annual study.
More than half of tablet owners - 56 percent - use their device for viewing audiovisual content, and half of these do so while in the living room.
A fifth of families with a tablet said they watch different content on different screens while in the same room all or most of the time.
More top news
Corrie's iconic Deirdre Barlow will be killed off tonight following the death of the actress Anne Kirkbride.
Trains on some of the UK's busiest rail routes will be "significantly" hit by a rail workers' strike from tonight.
A new report stresses the "critical" need for emergency services to adopt text and social media alerts.