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Over 1.5m DTT decoders sold in Portugal since 2009

January 30, 2013

From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Since the introduction of DTT in Portugal in 2009, a total of 1,553,000 decoders have been sold, according to data published by National Communications Authority (Anacom).

The data, for the period up to August 2012, also shows that the Portuguese purchased 1,145,408 DTT boxes in the first eight months of last year. According to Anacom, the average sales price of the digital boxes amounted to €30, meaning that nearly €47 million was spent on these devices. This figure does not include DTT-compatible TV sets.

Meanwhile, Anacom has extended until April 26th the subsidy programmes for the purchase of the DTT decoders, mainly aimed at people aged over 65 and the less well-off. In addition, the regulator launched a public consultation to find solutions for the problem of quality of signal reception. All interested parties have until February 1st to participate in this consultation process.

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