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The big issue Box-set fans should look at the broadband picture.

Byline: THE MONEY DOCTOR WITH FERGUS MUIRHEAD

AS THE nights draw in, the thermometer drops down a few degrees and we start lighting fires and putting on the heating, it's also time for us to think about which box sets we are going to watch this winter.

According to Gocompare.com, we're in for a winter TV binge this year, with nearly 60 per cent of us admitting that sitting in front of the box is a favourite way to spend a night in.

More than a quarter of us would rather catch up on a box set than watch other telly favourites such as The X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing.

The survey also found the entire Top 10 box sets this winter are series made in America.

Top watch for this season looks like it's going to be Game of Thrones, followed by The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.

Ben Wilson, of Gocompare.com broadband, said: "The box set has become a staple of modern-day living, with more than one in eight saying that they now spend more time watching box sets than any other form of television.

"These days most viewers tend to watch box sets via an on-demand service such as Netflix, Sky Go, Amazon Prime or Now TV. As such, we've seen an increase in streaming services popping up over the past few years, and with them increased consumer demand for faster broadband with unlimited data."

The fact that we are consuming the box sets we watch via streaming and download services, rather than walking into a shop and buying the DVDs, means the type of package that we use has become much more important, as Ben explains.

He said: "The internet now plays a vital part in many people's day-to-day lives, so it's important to get the right package.

"Whether you're using broadband at home for personal use, such as streaming box sets, movies and gaming, or because you're running a home business, make sure you're regularly seeing what's on offer from other providers - especially if you've been with your existing broadband company for several years."

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