Recent data from BARB and SkyView shows the impact of PVRs on TV viewing habits.
Western Europe ended 2008 with 10,388,000 IPTV subscribers, or 47.4% more than 12 months earlier, and remains by far the world’s largest IPTV market.
The total UK online video viewing audience grew 10% during the past year to 29.6 million unique viewers age 15 and older, according to the latest research from comScore.
The number of homes across Italy equipped for DTH reception has increased by 13% over two years to 7.1 million homes, representing almost one in three of the 23.1 million television homes in the country, according to the latest research figures published by Eutelsat.
The Dutch research institute for TV viewing SKO has started to measure viewing figures for digital channels in the country.
Broadband connections across Europe rose by 20% over the year, to a total of 110.5m connections, representing 22.5% of Europe’s population, according to the latest figures from The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA).
New French channels that launched on the free-to-air digital terrestrial television platform are the main beneficiaries of the new technology with an increasing share of viewership, according to the latest research from Médiamétrie.
Austria is fast becoming a country without analogue terrestrial and satellite reception. Only cable is lagging behind in the digitalisation process, according to the latest report from the telecom authorities KommAustria and RTR to the counry’s parliament.
A total of 28.5 million Germans viewed 3 billion online videos last December, according to research published by ComScore. The figure was 10% up on the previous year.
Despite the economic downturn, set-top box shipments will see almost 10% growth over the previous year, according to IMS Research.