The Antenna Hungaría-operated DTT platform MinDig TV ended 2009 on a high note, with the number of DVB-T MPEG-4 compatible receivers sold in December being 67% up on the previous month. DVB-T MPEG-4 HD set-top box sales meanwhile grew by 91% over the same period.
As of the end of December, 4.4% of all Hungarian households had DVB-T receivers at home, while among terrestrial households the figure was a much higher 19.7%.
The boost in sales was down to a campaign in December that offered two additional channels for a year to buyers of MinDig TV stickered set-top boxes during the month. All told, the platform attracted 10,000 new users in December alone.
MinDig TV has been further boosted by the news that the Hungarian Army has permitted the partial cancellation of the present power restrictions in Budapest. This should significantly improve the reception of the platform’s two multiplexes in the city.