4.7 million television sets were sold in Germany in the first three quarters of 2020, according to data from GfK Retail & Technology released by Deutsche TV-Plattform.
In Germany, around 4.1 million smart TV sets were sold in the first nine months of 2020 – almost 14% more than in the same period of the previous year (3.6 million).
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform is preparing the ground for a possible market launch of a new CI Plus interface.
Ultra HD (UHD) is becoming the new standard for TV sets in Germany.
Despite the Corona crisis, 2.7 million TV sets were sold in Germany between January and May 2020, slightly more than in the first five months of the previous year (2.65 million), according to GfK Retail & Technology.
Ultra HD (UHD) TV sets are increasingly displacing HD sets in Germany.
Smart TV sets continue to be highly popular with German consumers.
Google is a new member of Deutsche TV-Plattform. The German industry association now has a total of 56 members.
German public broadcaster WDR and the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI will collaborate in the next months to test the video coding possibilities offered by forthcoming international standard VVC/H.266.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform will continue its Ultra HD Plugfest series.