Terrestrial TV distribution is now completely digitalised, while the amount of digital viewers amongst DTH satellite households lies at 74.1% (last year: 65.7%). Cable television trails with a digital quota of 30.6% (last year: 21%). While the analogue switch-off for satellite distribution is now within reach, cable networks are still far from achieving this goal.
The ways of TV reception remain practically unaltered compared with last year’s figures: 52.8% of German TV households currently have a cable subscription, 42.1% receive television via satellite and 11.3% via DTT.
The complete report, titled Digitalisierungsbericht 2009, can be downloaded in both German and English free of charge at www.alm.de/digitalisierungsbericht.
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