According to the 9th Annual Report from ITMedia Consulting, digital terrestrial television has supplanted satellite and is now the most popular digital TV platform in Europe.
Last year, 87 per cent of TV homes in Western Europe watched digital TV, with an annual growth of 29 per cent, while the homes with a digital receiver are close to 170 million.
The conversion to digital has been accelerated due to the switch off in Spain and significant switch over in France and Italy. Satellite is present in one third of digital homes and is no longer the most popular platform, being replaced by digital TV, present in over 37 per cent of households. Cable is responsible for 21 per cent of digital TV reception and is still far from a complete the analogue switch off.
Advanced Television, 9 June 2011