LONDON: There are now 22.2 million UK homes in which there is at least one digital television set, reports communications regulator Ofcom.
The watchdog's quarterly Digital Television Progress Report, covering the October-December 2007 period, shows multichannel TV is now installed in 87.6% of all households, up from 86.1% in the preceding quarter.
As previously, the growth is led by the Freeview platform – available without subscription via digitally-enabled TV receivers or analogue sets connected to a digital coverter.
Cable TV also enjoyed a strong quarter adding over 61,000 customers to reach almost 3.5m subscribers, its highest level of take-up since 2002.
Among the key trends for the fourth quarter are ...
The complete Digital Television Progress Report
can be downloaded by clicking here
Data sourced from Ofcom (UK); additional content by WARC staff