Dutch digital TV penetration has now reached 6.3 million subscriptions at the end of Q3, 2012, or over 81% of all TV homes.
According to the latest figures published by telecoms regulator OPTA, the growth of digital is mainly attributable to competitors of cable operators, particularly through IPTV over copper and fibre.
The number of digital TV homes on IPTV grew with 77,000 (3%) to 2.7 million households during the third quarter, compared with just 20,000 for cable.
OPTA said there are still 1,434,000 homes solely dependent on analogue reception. At the moment, only cablenets offer analogue TV.
The total number of cabled homes is 5,033,000, out of 7.730,000 homes passed, or 68,9% on a national level
All other TV distribution platforms (digital terrestrial, digital satellite, IPTV over DSL, FttH) total 2.697,000 homes.
According to OPTA’s figures Ziggo is the biggest TV provider in the country, followed by UPC an KPN.
A public version of the OPTA figures can be downloaded from the Broadband TV News website. This overview includes figures for annual retail revenues RTV subscriptions, market shares based on RTV subscriptions, and churn based on radio and TV subscriptions (standard package, national level).