German cable loses out to DTH and IPTV

The number of German TV households using cable TV has dropped from 57.6 per cent in 2005 to 52.7 per cent in 2010, according to a study by German magazine Focus.

At the same time, the number of satellite TV households has grown from 41.2 per cent to 45.7 per cent and households using digital terrestrial service increased from 9.2 per cent to 17.1 per cent. IPTV households increased from 3.2 percent in 2007 to 5.4 percent in this year. The study also found that 14 million households in Germany still have analogue TV  and 62 per cent are using digital TV.

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