Two-thirds of all UK TVs linked to digital

Over two-thirds (68 per cent) of the 60 million television sets in the UK are now digitally – linked via cable, satellite or digital terrestrial Key trends for the first quarter of 2008 include: There are over 9.6 million homes with DTT on their main television set – an increase of almost 1.3 million over the past twelve months; nearly 14 million homes had converted secondary sets to DTT by the first quarter of 2008 bringing the total number of DTT sets to over 23 million.

Digital satellite platform Sky grew its UK subscriber base by 43,000 to 8.3 million households, an increase of 332,000 over the past twelve months; ahead of the BBC/ITV launch of its Freesat service in May, some 720,0000 homes were receiving free satellite services by the end of March 2008.

In cable TV Virgin Media subscribers, the total number of cable subscribers is now over 3.5 million, up by 36,800 in the first quarter of this year

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