Key Quotes - Entertainment

Key Quotes - Entertainment

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Last update: Wednesday 23rd October
 
According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, this year there were 126 casinos in England, Scotland and Wales by the end of March 2003. Between January and May 2004 planning applications have been made for a further 82 casinos in 47 towns. There are around 300,000 gambling addicts in Britain.
EntertainmentThe War Cry 23rd October 2004
 
People spend 27 minutes a week making calls on their mobiles, up nearly three times from 1999.
8 per cent of Britons own a digital music player, such as the Apple iPod.
Households with a fast broadband internet connection are spending 18 hours a week online with an increasing number downloading video clips.
Children spend more than half their time watching TV channels other than the traditional BBC One to Five.
Radio stations have mushroomed, as people find more time to tune in. Over the past five years, the total amount of time spent listening to the radio increased by 13 per cent.
Around Britain, there are 56 more analogue radio stations than there were a decade ago - and 32 new digital only stations, fuelled by the arrival of digital radios.
Overall television is still growing, although by a modest 2 per cent in the four years to 2003 to 26.1 hours a week. But there are signs that TV watching faces a real threat from internet surfing.
EntertainmentThe Times - 12th August 2004
 
According to a recent survey (survey name unknown), 64 per cent of internet users aged 50 and over would sooner give up their television set than live without their computer.
EntertainmentGood News - June 2004
 
Christian radio network Vision FM, now has 174 regional stations across Australia.
EntertainmentChristian Herald - 3rd July 2004
 
Listening via digital radio platforms has helped to increase national commercial radio's reach to a record 13 million. 28.7 per cent of adults saying they have listened via a TV set.
EntertainmentThe Radio Magazine - June 2004
 
Radio 1, attracts around 50 per cent of the 15 to 24 population.
EntertainmentThe Radio Magazine - 8th May 2004
 
The number of violent incidents in films shown on television is reflected in the increase in violent crimes in society, campaigners claimed this week.
The number of violent incidents monitored was found to be 2,266 with 44.6 of the incidents in films shown on five. BBC2 showed the fewest number of violent incidents in films broadcast with a total of 55 incidents.
Offences of violence in England and Wales, according to the latest statistics, are up by 14 per cent, a figure which mediawatch-UK attributes in part to the influence of television.
EntertainmentThe Church of England Newspaper - 6th May 2004
 
"Cinema is the most popular form of cultural activity outside the home, attracting over 80 per cent of the entire population in one year, and more than 60 per cent of all cinemagoers are under 35. This is the age group that is missing from churches and the film The Passion of the Christ offered a great opportunity to reach them".
EntertainmentChristian Herald - 15th May 2004
 
The Ultimate Pop Star, aired in January, found that Sir Cliff's sales of 20,969,006 singles was the highest of any artist, followed by the Beatles at 20,799,632 sales. Cliff has had 125 hit singles in the UK, his most recent being Santa's List, which peaked at Number Five last Decemeber.
EntertainmentThe Baptist Times - 29th April 2004
 
The USA has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
EntertainmentJust Right - Issue 10 2004
 
The former Soviet Ukraine has more Internet Service Providers than any other non-English speaking country.
EntertainmentJust Right - Issue 10 2004
 
Indians go to the cinema 3 billion times a year.
EntertainmentJust Right - Issue 10 2004
 
In 1894, the president of the Royal Society, Lord Kelvin, predicted that radio had no future. The first radio factory was opened five years later.
EntertainmentJustright - Issue 10
 
The Passion of the Christ made UK box office Top Ten just in review sales before the official release date, then hit the number one spot and made just over 2 million over its first weekend - the biggest opening for any foreign language movie in the UK.
In America, after its first five weeks on release, the US and Canada box office takings reached $318 million, making it already the 13th best-selling movie of all time, and easily the most successful R-rated film, knocking The Matrix: Reloaded off the pedestal.
EntertainmentJoy - May 2004
 
The Passion of the Christ topped the American box office on its opening weekend. The movie grossed over $117 million (63m) in ticket sales, making it the second biggest five-day opening weekend of all time.
EntertainmentChristian Herald - 13th March 2004
 
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