Digital TV


Fifth of US broadband homes use digital antenna to access TV

The number of US broadband homes that use digital antennas to access live TV has increased from 16% in early 2015 to 20% near the end of 2017, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that while the number of households that have never subscribed to pay TV services has held steady, the percentage […]

Deutsche Telekom touts standard STBs and cloud TV for CEE markets

Deutsche Telekom is planning to provide a standardised ‘multi-tenancy’ digital TV platform, deploy two standard set-top models across its CEE footprint and provide a cloud-based user interface to serve legacy set-tops, as part of wider plans to leverage its multinational scale in the region. Speaking on a panel session at Digital TV CEE in Budapest yesterday, […]

‘Significant increase’ in no-TV households, says Ofcom

Digital TVs can now be found in 96% of UK homes, but there has been a “significant increase” in the proportion of homes without, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Consumer Experience of 2014’ research report claims that that since 2013 the proportion of households with digital TVs has fallen from 98% to 96%. […]

Telenet boosted by strong digital TV performance

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet reported a 7% year-on-year increase in digital TV customers with wider gains across its fixed-line services of digital TV, broadband and telephone. Announcing its third quarter results, Telenet said that as of September 30 it served 1.57 million digital TV customers, having added 37,200 net digital TV subscribers in the […]

Digital TV homes will top one billion this year

The addition of 130 million new digital TV homes will take the global total to over one billion for the first time, according to new research. Digital TV Research says that digital homes will top one billion by year-end and that global digital TV penetration will reach two thirds of TV households by that point. […]

Vintage TV launches on Freeview

Music network Vintage TV has launched on UK digital terrestrial platform Freeview, taking the 242 channel slot on the EPG.  The channel is already available on the Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media platforms, having launched on the latter in April. Vintage TV first launched in 2010 and airs a range of original music programming, classic […]

Russian digital TV penetration to hit 98% by 2020

Digital TV penetration in Russia will reach 98% by 2020, up from just under 50% at the end of 2013, according to figures from Digital TV Research.  The stats predict that nearly a third of homes in the country will be primary DTT households by 2020, up from just 7.5% at the end of 2013, […]

MEA region pay TV market to be worth US$8 billion in 2014

New research says that digital TV penetration in the Middle East and Africa region will cross the two-thirds mark by the end of this year, according to new research. Fuelled by the growth, pay TV revenues will hit US$8 billion this year compared with US$4.8 billion in 2010. Digital TV penetration only reached 50% in […]

Digital TV to reach 97.9% of homes by 2020

Global digital TV penetration will reach 97.9% of TV households by the end of 2020, up from an anticipated 67.7% at the end of this year, according to a new report by Digital TV Research.  The stats, which are based on forecasts for 138 countries, claim that the number of digital TV homes will reach […]

Russia’s MTS makes digital gains, following analogue switch-off

Russian service provider MTS has rolled out digital television to almost 150 cities across the country after completing its analogue-to-digital switchover at the end of last year. In an update, detailing the outcome of its multi-year infrastructure investment into digital TV and broadband access, MTS said that by the end of 2013, 25% of pay […]