Strong satellite growth driven by DTH and pay-TV

Satellite and cable TV reception in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East grew by 8.8% between 2008-10 to 210.7 million homes, according to research by satellite operator Eutelsat.

Growth was driven by DTH and SMATV, which expanded by 16% to 129.3 million homes, while satellite-delivered pay-TV grew by 22.7% to 51.4 million homes, according to Eutelsat.

According to Eutelsat, satellite and cable homes receiving channels from its own constellation reached 204 million, including 107 million satellite homes receiving signals from its platform.

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