An average of 18,700 German households switched to digital reception every day in November, according to research by AGF/GfK Fernsehforschung.
The total number of digital homes in the country now stands at 19.96 million, up 580,000 from the end of October. The speed of digitisation is also accelerating, with 400,000 households switching to digital during October.
According to the latest figures, 55.7% of all German TV homes now have at least one digital receiver, be it DVB-T, IPTV, satellite or cable. Germany currently has 35.86 million television households.
The speedy take-up of digital television is most likely a result of the increased marketing efforts from Astra and the German public and private broadcasters in the run-up to the analogue switch-off of all satellite broadcasts on April 30, 2012.
Households still dependent on cable reception are not affected by the analogue satellite switch-off.