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I suppose TV and the Internet are slowing merging anyway.
Yes they are and you can access the web from many different devices...PCs, laptops, mobile phones, games consoles, etc.
From the BBC article:
Online spending grew 4.6% to £1.752bn in the first half of 2009, while TV spending shrank 16.1% to £1.639bn.
This is great news for publishers and anyone working with the web in general.
If the BBC had to fund itself commercially then online advertising would probably be around half of TV ads (assuming that the £3billion+ BBC gets was replaced entirely by adverts, which is very simplistic as the BBC does a lot more than TV, including a rather successful set of websites/services).
Whatever the details, it's good to see so much advertising happening in the UK.