SES Astra has revealed that the French DTT on satellite offer TNTSAT, posted strong growth with 1.85 million TNTSAT receivers sold as of end 2009.
Launched in March 2007, TNTSAT enjoyed strong growth in 2008, with 750,000 receivers sold. This trend accelerated in 2009 with 850,000 terminals sold. The take-up shows that French households outside the reach of terrestrial broadcasts adopt TNTSAT as a solution to be able to switch easily to digital television. With the transition to digital reception only at its beginning, further growth is expected in 2010 and 2011.