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Digital TV penetration continues to grow in Germany, with 55% of German TV households currently receiving digital television, compared with last year’s figure of 46.7%, according to the media authorities’ 2009 digitalisation report.

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

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