L’Observatoire de l’équipement des foyers pour la réception de la télévision numérique has published its first study into digital television reception in France.
New figures from the regulator Ofcom show the number of homes receiving free-to-air satellite transmissions to be close to 900,000. Half of the 120,000 increase comes from the newly launched Freesat platform.
Europe’s digital economy is set to grow by up to 18% a year and could be worth €436 billion by 2012.
Russia’s IT and communications market is likely to be worth €50 billion this year, according to data edited by Groteck Co in a detailed report produced for the European Audiovisual Observatory.
In a short space of time the digital video recorder has become the second most essential household technology item, beaten only by the mobile phone.
Internet TV has so far had very little impact on British viewing habits, according to a Deloitte report produced for the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, the annual gathering of the broadcast establishment.
Almost half of Britons are using the pause and rewind features of personal video recorders to control their TV viewing, according to a new survey from Microsoft’s Connected TV Viewing.